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  1. Panarin

    They would carry over if it caused the team to go over the yearly cap number
  2. You Be The Gm

    Seriously though, what is this obsession with hitting that some people have? The Hawks play a possession game, and when you have the puck a majority of the time you just aren't going to be the one hitting. It's that simple, you don't need to throw hits left and right to play an effective game (unless you're Shaw or of the sort).
  3. Stan As Gm

    Yes, I have seen them play on their new teams. I watched them when they Hawks prospects and I've watched them after they were moved. The Blackhawks roster is stacked and has not allowed many open slots for players to move up, so several assets have been moved out. These players were developed into viable NHL players while in the Hawks system. It turned out that we didn't have space for them, but that doesn't mean that they're useless slugs. They have been valuable additions to their new teams. I will continue to promote the successes of the Rockford players that I think are future NHL players. Whether or not these players make it to the NHL with the Blackhawks or some other team is reliant on far too many variables to accurately predict. The best any of us can do is share which of our numerous prospects are doing well.
  4. Stan As Gm

    All of them, except Lalonde, have regular jobs in the NHL now. They play for other teams, but they are NHL regulars, I'd call that making it.
  5. You Be The Gm

    The need comes from being over the cap.
  6. You Be The Gm

    2 years in the AHL, while being a good foundation, isn't much especially with a roster as strong and deep as the Hawks. Just recently Crawford spent 5 years developing and Jeremy Morin already has 4. That length of tenure in the AHL is getting a bit high, but it paid-off for Crawford and is likely to for Morin as well. Most of the prospects should expect to see 2-4 years in the AHL, unless we come across an exceptional talent. You might see guys who make it in less, but not many. Over the next few years, there will be some spots opening up and the guys you listed are going to be first-choice hopefuls to fill those spots. Patience is a virtue afterall.
  7. You Be The Gm

    The only two-way (ELC/waiver exempt) contracts currently are Saad and Teravainen. Saad obviously isn't going to be sent down, and because of the cap situation Teravainen will likely spend the majority of the year in Rockford. However, his contract still isn't enough to clear the cap ceiling but does take it down to us only needing to move out ~1.3 mil. It's not as bad as 2.2, but it won't be easy because every team in the league knows that we need to make a move. I'm not expecting much of a return for whatever ends up happening, and I'm not worried about it because it needs to be done. Rozsival or Versteeg are the easy choices, but who would take them?
  8. You Be The Gm

    I don't think that the return matters much, we really need the cap space. That is the important part, a 2nd wouldn't be a terrible thing to get. If that option is out there, I'd be happy with it.
  9. You Be The Gm

    I'm not sold on Svedberg yet, unfortunately he spent most of last season injured so it's been hard to make a good assessment of him. He needs at least another year minimum, from what I can tell. Meanwhile Johns made an instant impact after getting to Rockford and when you put that together with his best season at ND and impressive showing at last year's camp, I wouldn't be surprised if he gets a shot. Of course that all depends on what moves the Hawks are able to make and how much cap space we end up with, but it's not much of a stretch for me to see that possibility.
  10. You Be The Gm

    As in the case of any potential trade, it would depend on the terms. I don't think that the Hawks were in on the discussion for the 1st pick, being that the 1st overall is usually ready to play right away or if not then very soon. That's not the kind of player that the Hawks are looking for, we need guys that are going to need some time because we can't afford to pay them against the cap this year. Additionally, the guys that we would deem moveable pieces aren't ones that are going to be worth the 1st overall. So the deal didn't happen, Dale kept his pick and we all need to move-on to deals that could actually happen as we still need to clear out about 1.5 minimum.
  11. The Crawford Thread

    Well duh, because the Hawks are actually good and are near the cap ceiling whereas the Panthers are spending near the cap floor. Teams that want to contend and continue to do so, are going to be spending their money a bit differently than teams in rebuild mode.
  12. You Be The Gm

    You know who fits that description, Stephen Johns
  13. The Crawford Thread

    And for 7 years, not 6 like CC. This caphit is the norm for starting goaltenders, we all need to get used to it. http://www.thehockeynews.com/articles/57498-Goaltender-Cory-Schneider-gets-7year-42-million-deal-with-Devils.html
  14. Stan As Gm

    TT may not have the NHL experience yet, but he will and he has ample international experience behind him. If you didn't see him in the world junior tournament, then you missed a dominant performance. He was the captain for the Finnish squad that won gold, and was their best player as well as the best player in the whole tournament. Even in his limited time in North America, I think that we've seen flashes of what he could be. He's got speed, skill, and smarts on the ice, so it really doesn't take much of a leap to hope that once he sticks with the Hawks he will be exactly as expected. It's been clear that he needs to get stronger and shoot more, but the foundation is there and he's not far off, those are things that can easily be worked on. You don't go trading an asset like that, it's almost guaranteed to bite you back.