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GV4186 last won the day on July 1 2015

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  1. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    Ott is not a hockey player with any distinguishable skill set
  2. You Be The Gm

    Hawks missed out on Purcell at 1 year 1.6M in LA. Panik a 1LW said nobody ever
  3. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    Purcell one year 1.6M Hawks couldn't have kicked these tires? There is literally no 1LW
  4. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    I'm really glad that Stan didn't go long term on FA
  5. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    He's on his last leg literally. Tough as nails and has had a great career, but they're not gonna get a lot out of him IMO
  6. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    I'm putting the +/- at 2 months before he wears out his welcome, falls hard off the wagon and ends up back in the KHL where he belongs
  7. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    Backes and Lucic contracts look Bickel bad. Backes 5 yrs?? at 6M/yr Lucic 7 yrs??at 6M/yr???? Ladd and Brouwer too - way way way overrated in a cap era.
  8. You Be The Gm

    Now that Elliot and Andersson have been moved - the market for CC is absolute trash. This is a wash year - see what you can get out of any prospects and Euro signing and do your best. The cap era unlike 2013 and 15 has officially hit the Hawks. Oduya was a lateral move and a puck moving D-man which the Hawks tried and for some reason unsuccessfully couldn't replicate with Daley. Now they are a slow - one line team with one puck moving Dman. The PK is atrocious. Hopefully Kruger's healthy return helps, but 5/5 this is a mediocre one line team. The loss of Shaw really kills the bottom 6. When the Hawks win Cups, it's the ability to roll 4 offensive lines that can hurt you and they are down to 1.5. They're possession numbers illustrate that, and their one moving D man #2 is either sink/swim on most occasions, not getting younger, and the D-Swap of Quenville's line blender just obliterates any chance of building a cohesive unit. SB's trading of the top D prospect Johns, and the revolving door of Rockford "bronze chip" replacements means things will be a struggle.
  9. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    They have a few things to workout for sure. Losing Voynov really hurt, but Muzzin stepped up and McNabb looks like he might be a good one. I was not overly impressed with the Lucic pickup. I think his best days are behind him and there's better ways to spend that type of money on getting Kopitar some help up front. VLC is cheap and has some tread on the tires. What happened to Tanner Pearson? sophomore slump? Never fully recovered from the fractured leg? "that 70s line" was nothing this year. Toffoli had a solid year but disappeared in the playoffs. The talent is there. The Defense and goaltending is better than most. I'd like to see Park Ridge/UW Mersch get a shot this year!
  10. Around The League - Other Teams' News

    I wish Murray would jettison Getzlaf. He's had some struggles as C in big games, but he's a great guy and doesn't deserve to be with Perry and Kesler. Never will understand why Perry does the things he does. Such a talented player but just a d-bag
  11. Stan As Gm

    Oduya won 2 cups. He had some injury issues but the guy came back solid and was a huge part of the 2015 win. He walked for 500K more - which is fine, if you have someone to fill that void. So gambling on Daley and throwing Johns in, was a huge gamble IMO that absolutely back fired. The Hawks won, barely winning in 7 games in Anaeheim and coming from behind against a very strong Tampa team with 4D. The cap kills successful teams - no doubts or discussion there. I have no problem with the future statues 2/4/7/19/88/81 making the contracts that they are due, but the lack of a succession plan - especially on the back end has, and will continue to hurt the Hawks. It shouldn't be this way either. Scotty and Holland learned this lesson in Detroit after continuing to just bring in veteran FA on the back end. Murphy, Coffey, Rafalski, Cheli. They never let one of those guys walk mid-year for a Scuderi type. TVR showed some great strides. IMO - Hawks miss a more mobile 2nd pair Dman. They were built as a puck possession team, and they really got away from it this year. I'd like to think they can shore up the 4D but the holes at 1LW and 1RW are pretty glaring now too. Again - cap casualty. Yes - Go Hawks!
  12. Stan As Gm

    Not having a cogent #4D plan or any succession plan on the back end has to be seen as a failure. If that makes me less of a "fan" in your eyes - so be it. But that was a huge reason that the Hawks lost this year and looked lost this year. Oh wait, Rosi was there.
  13. Stan As Gm

    I can get by on that - with one exception. Bickel. 29 other GMs knew Bickel's contract was going to cost the Hawks a core player and instead of shoring up at least Oduya, or shopping for a few picks, Bowman held on way too long. Johns should never have been a "cap casualty". I'm not gonna say that Johns would have ever worked out here, but the fact that Stan had a minor league D man + Sharp going the other way is embarrassing and laughable. The fact that Oduya signed for just 500K more after the fact was salt in the wound
  14. Stan As Gm

    As discussed in other forums, the whole Dallas/Chicago trade was an absolute train wreck - pull your pants down. Nill absolutely fleeced Bowman. Having him throw in Johns and then later signing Oduya for what? 500K more? When Daley didn't "fit" at 4D, the writing was on the wall. So Daley played great offensive hockey with the Stars and is playing great offensive hockey with the Pens. And the Hawks have one guy who can carry the mail. What did they expect Daley to do?