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  1. Phill9

    Q to the Panthers

    At least I have a team to follow now until Bowman is no longer on the Hawks payroll. Even if he does bring a championship back to Chicago, which I strongly doubt, my disdain for how he treated Q and screwed Tallon is too strong to support the Blackhawks with him in charge.
  2. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    I don't tell anyone how they should or should not feel about anything. But I have every damn right to post my feelings and opinions on these boards without being constantly attacked by a small group who, because my opinions don't match up with theirs, feel they can belittle my posts. I have reached out to the Blackhawk Manager who oversees this board and asked that they start getting moderators back on these boards to stop with the personal attacks, not just towards me, but others as well. There are 4 or 5 posters who have taken it upon themselves to ridicule others for having a different opinion then theirs, and it's time moderators stepped in and put a stop to it. Used to be there were moderators on here daily, now there's only 1 who comes out here every few weeks.
  3. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    I have 2 major issues since I started watching them in the mid 1960's. It's not like I expected them to do what I wanted all those years and I wasn't always happy with the moves they made (I was a huge Darcy Rota fan in the day). But these 2 major issues are big enough for me to say enough. When Foley came back not only did I, I immediately bought my season tickets. But from day 1 I have disliked Bowman and nothing is going to change that.
  4. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    WRONG! I rooted for my favorite team thru all the crap years, thru the 5 year plan that Pulford had the Hawks on for 15 years, and thru some pretty good seasons as well. So no, I've rooted for them thru thick and thin. But there are some things that I can not support, and the firing of Foley and hiring of Bowman are 2 of these things. I love how you try to simplify what people say.
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    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    I will never have respect for Bowman. If the Hawks by some miracle make the playoffs then go on a run and win the cup, I still won't respect him. From the beginning when he screwed over Tallon, to date when he had a hand in screwing over a HOF head coach, he's done nothing but infuriate me. And what made me even angrier was that in the off season it was implied that both Bowman and Q were on notice a slow start would result in changes. And yet Bowman remains. When the Hawks fired Pat Foley I boycotted the Hawks until they brought him back. If Bowman isn't fired at the end of this season, I will once again stop following this team until such time as he is fired. Some of you are much younger then I am and you may be fine with a slow rebuild that leads to a competitive team 5 years from now. I'm not on that boat. The core deserves better then this after what they did to bring the Hawks from the pits of hell to champions. Bowman was touted as being a cap guru that has done absolutely nothing to show he knows how to handle the cap. He offers way too much in length of contracts and NMC. It's not always about how much a player receives. But he has tied his own hands with the NMC to everybody, including Kunitz and Ward. I have zero faith in someone who screws over fellow employees, whether they be his superiors (Tallon) or below (Q) and continues to make the same idiotic contract decisions. And then knowing he and Q were on notice it's now that he doesn't use his cap space to improve the team, getting Q crap to work with eventually leading to his firing. So I'll say it here.....if Bowman isn't fired after this season, regardless of how the Hawks finish, I'm done following this team until he's gone. I love my Hawks, and have always backed them win or lose, but certain events such as Foley and Bowman can turn my stomach so much that I don't even care. That's where I am now. I'm torn between wanting the Hawks to play well and win, and losing just so Bowman is fired. My mindset is I want them to finish with the worst record in the league then get the worst possible draft position. And I hate feeling like this. I want to root for my favorite team, not be torn.
  6. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    So are you thinking Delia is the new "Darling" of the Hawks?😁
  7. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    Saad 3rd star, Kane 2nd star, Delia #1 star and well deserved!
  8. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    8-14-3 AQ Kane gets the Hat Trick, Saad with a pair. But the story of this game has to be Delia, who gave the Hawks a chance with his outstanding game, especially in the first period.
  9. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    OK, let's finish strong
  10. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    With a 3 goal lead I'd love to see Delia take a shot at the empty net!
  11. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    Stupid play by Stalock and likely cost his team any chance to come back. 4 - 1 Hawks!
  12. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    I understand all of that. And I'm saying Murphy has been better this year since he began. But what I saw at that trade was a GM trying to show who was boss after they were eliminated by Nashville. So although I'm beginning to see some value in Murphy, it still left a bad taste in my mouth, especially since I've never from day 1 liked Bowman and never will.
  13. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    Minnesota's PP looking like they've been watching films of the Hawks
  14. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    Important kill here
  15. Phill9

    12/27 Hawks vs Wild

    As much as the Hawks may want to move him, not sure anyone would take on $6 million for someone with his health history the past 2 seasons.
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