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Everything posted by tincup61

  1. 2017 IceHogs

    Thought it'd be time to start the 'Hogs page as their season started tonight. A nice 4-0 SO over Cleveland. Looks like good games for Berube, Jurco, Pokka and Highmore. Nice start for the revamped franchise.
  2. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    So MJ, what’s your take on the game. Since my knowledge of soccer is pretty rudimentary I don’t know if that final game was a pretty good representation. Seems to me it’s a lot like hockey, a great show of talent on display sometimes overshadowed about discussions of the refereeing being too involved.
  3. 2018 FIFA World Cup

    I see you’ve chosen your side in the World Cup. My choice as well.
  4. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    I see Detroit reupped Mantha for 2 years at $3,3 per. Is that a comparable for Schmaltz if they bridge him? Seems reasonable, their numbers and games aren’t all that far apart.
  5. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    I guess that's a home town discount, but wow. I wish Stan would have put in an offer.
  6. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    That is an affordable contract for a player that would have looked good here.
  7. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Staal had to move on to do that though. Out of his comfort zone, after being a bit vilified in Carolina, dropped from conversation as one of the better players in the league, pride hurt maybe and with something to prove. Here's hoping that last year was a wake up call for the above mentioned three. They can't be immune to what has been written about them the past year. If Quenneville can overcome the temptation to overuse them again, maybe they rebound here.
  8. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I want an Elvis who still has not sated his appetite. There's a few and I think on this team Kane is still one. He's built, or is building, a cabal amongst his American team mates, as witnessed by his role at the recent world's.
  9. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    I fear you may be right. So since they are apparently entering their fat Elvis years, is it time for one or two of them to go ply their oldies tour on other stages while they have some value left in them? As for mentoring, experience tells me that not all long tenured employees are good for a company in transition. Some can't, or won't get out of the way.
  10. Boqvist

    I was really hoping this would happen. A great system and league to tax his talents. Will it be fair afterwards to compare where his numbers are after Bouchard led a young team in scoring last year? Might it, should it, settle the debate? I expect good things after climatizing to the differences in the game between here and there.
  11. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Kampf, Johnson, Highmore. I don’t see Samuelson on the signed list, but I liked his size. I think the newly signed Kahun and Nilsson get a look later.
  12. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Saad had more shots last year than at any time in his career. His shooting % was pathetic. He’s never really been a PP guy, most of his goals come even strength. JT had near highs in shots as well last year, again the % was ridiculous. His PP numbers were also bad. What I need to see from Saad and Toews next year is better board work. Both used to be sure things when it came to battles. Both were pretty ineffective last year that way. They’ll need a strong RW willing to put in the work. Who is the best right side option for that line? Will Quenneville give that line some time to gel? Same with Kane’s line. Let’s get some consistency in the lines. Also, if the sadly unimaginative PP is riding the bottom 10 in the league early, someone needs to be replaced. Imagine how a decent PP can change a game, including the even strength game.
  13. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I recall somewhere there was talk of $5 million per for 4 years, which of course is way too much.
  14. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I hear you Bob. I've been advocating for him as well. For all of the above reasons you've stated, plus he can be a mean SOB when required, yet never out of control. Any small team needs someone riding shotgun to walk a bit taller.
  15. 2017 IceHogs

    He and Dido were nice pickups to mentor and lead during last years run. Time to make room now that the oldest prospects have fully fledged. We'll see what we have this year in them and now there's room for the newest in Rockford. This will probably be a pretty interesting season for the Hogs and Colliton.
  16. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    Oilers PK was brutal last year which is why I’m guessing they made the move. Oilers are becoming like the Hawks, bringing back old picks, I see they got Reider as well. Brodziak might have looked pretty good here.
  17. Hawks Rumors 2018/2019

    And since one could say our own goalie rotation last year stole more games from the Hawks than they did from other teams, a cheap Cam Ward is a decent option.
  18. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Caps were probably nervous about him going to arbitration. What does he think he’s worth now? He’s still young but moving on to his fifth team. A banger with 4th line numbers. Depends how cheap he’d go. I think I’d pass unless the contract numbers were great.
  19. Defensive prospects

    I'm really pulling for Tuulola to make the transition to N.A. hockey and for Dahlstrom to make the next step. A Finnish pair and a Swedish pair. Sounds good.
  20. James Neal the new Marian Hossa

    Good one.
  21. Free Agency List

    I'd see what Maroon wants, guaranteed 40 points plus all the muscle you'd need.
  22. Draft 2018

    And now the Hawks brass are aware of it as well. Hawks can now diversify with some actual Leprechauns instead of the ersatz type they choose now.
  23. Draft 2018

    Big trade between Calgary and Carolina. Those pieces are lost to us now.
  24. Draft 2018

    I’m just trying to grab something from this. I have to hope this isn’t as bad as it seems.
  25. Draft 2018

    Ok. He might be worth a flyer. Still under 6’ but stout. And he’s playing here already.