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    Brandon Saad

    I’m with you. Let him play his way back up. But play him. Where’s his entry point when he’s back in? What line? Even on the fourth he makes the team better than using a Rockford quality player. I’m wondering if his poor clear on the PK last game was the straw that broke Q’s back?
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    2018/19 IceHogs

    That's a balanced attack but I wish that out of nowhere someone will begin to look like a prodigy, something special. Although that player might just be Delia. Stars in back to back games.
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    Alex Fortin

    Too bad we don’t have what Toronto needs. I can see them trading Nylander for a Ryan Ellis or similar. If we had the right kind of defenseman we could package Saad and that guy for a Khadri and something else. Saad takes his place besides Tavares, Hyman goes back to third line center, and they’d have the defenseman they really want. Getting a real center means Schmaltz can play the wing. Then Fortin drops down and we don’t carry two rookies in the top six. But we don’t have the assets. Unless we work a three way with some other team. Schmaltz and one of our defenseman to Edmonton, Nurse to Toronto and Khadri to us.
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    Alex Fortin

    You’d think, but listening to the local radio show, there is talk of entertaining it. Jason Garrison making the team was a surprise, they liked Ethan Bear, who lost out to Bouchard and who hasn’t looked bad but may yet go back to junior, but Bear was sent down and Sekera is on IR. Just seems to me if you’re looking for a $7 million dollar winger, Nylander wins out over Schmaltz. Now if Edmonton makes that deal and needs defense after, maybe the Hawks pry out 3rd line winger Jesse Puljujarvi, who needs a move, from what will become a crowded Blackhawk blueline when Murphy and Forsburg come back. If I’m shopping Schmaltz in a deal for a center, maybe I make a stab for Nazeem the Dream or Backlund.
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    Alex Fortin

    Yeah I read it. Edmonton needs wingers, true, which is why RNH is playing with McDavid with success, plus like I said, he’s good insurance if a center goes down. Draisaitl hasn’t been totally successful cantering his own line so he and RNH could switch positions at any time. As much as you think every other team wants our detritus they have no need for trading for Saad when their own $6 million player is better and more adaptable than ours. They will also have cap issues next year when they’ll have to resign Talbot or get another free agent, read expensive, goalie and also try to have the room for Scmaltz’s $6 or $7 million deal if he goes as well.There’s nothing in it for them. Better for them to trade a defense asset like Nurse for the better player in Nylander.
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    Alex Fortin

    Why would Edmonton trade for an expensive under performing winger? They have too many of those already. No way they trade RNH, $6million until 21-22, for Saad, same deal. RNH is a popular player and one of the last vestiges from all those high picks their poor management got them. Plus he’s good insurance for Draisaitl who seems to have trouble when he centres his own line. Now Lucic, there’s a contract I think they’d love to dump, but I think I’d prefer Saad. Now if you wanted a project player they might let Puljujarvi go, he’d be a lot cheaper to sign and probably needs a change of venue. But somewhere you’d have to take salary back from Edmonton as well. They have their own $21 million tandem to pay for now. With Toronto possibly taking offers on Nylander who is asking for ridiculous money, there might be a way to swap assets in a three way or more with another team. Toronto is looking for defense and Edmonton would probably offer up Nurse, what could Chicago offer instead? Not sure what Toronto’s money situation is with several big names up for new deals next year.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    So far Q has been unusually quiet on that front, other than cycling a couple of guys in and out on that bottom line. Very few in game line changes. Has he turned over a new leaf?
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Hah. Union will demand OT for all the extra work.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    I also have to say that Fortin's audition on Kane's line warrants another game. Didn't look overwhelmed at all. No problem going into the blue either. Kid wants to stay.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Considering that their goals for/goals against is just +1.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    At least they tried to build on it. Had a couple of posts and you have to admit Allen kept them in it until his team got going. That first period and a half were about as dominating as I've seen in over a year. A better PP might have sealed it but then the penalties started to go the other way.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    This game could become the microcosm of the season ahead. It had everything good and bad in it. But it was exciting.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Gus to Dcat for the OT winner Trash!
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    The first 30 minutes were their best of the year. The last 30 looks a lot like the other games. slight panic, too many giveaways, iffy zone coverage.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Q must like Fortin's game to have him out there last minute. I think his speed in OT could be big. Hope he gets a shift.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    One thing about Dcat, he shoots quick. Too many of our guys take that time to think options and then the moment is gone.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Our expectations were low to start but their decent start has probably planted a false hope. I agree, 20 games should tell the tale.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    How many posts...but Allen has kept them in it.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Saad you useless....you had to get that puck out.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    This one hurts the most. Totally out chancing them.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    The parade of penalties isn't helping. hawks are faster and need to keep this 5 on 5.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    I saw that. Now Schmaltz won't want to go into that corner either.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Blaise likes to throw them but doesn't like to get them. Nice work Gus.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Seriously. We've got a $6 million dollar 4th line winger. I hope they show some restraint on that contract.
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    10/13 Hawks vs Blues

    Blues look alive for 3 minutes and it's a one goal game.
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