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  1. Granada

    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    I really criticized Bowman when he re-signed Guss before the start of the year, but offensively, the guy does have value. I wouldn't mind either way if he's kept or if he's traded. I think a guy like Guss can be useful with limited minutes on the third tandem, but if the right deal came along, I wouldn't mind shipping him out either. Either way, he's much better than I originally thought and I agree with you for the most part.
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    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    MacKenzie stated during intermission last night that Guss is more than likely safe from being moved; Bowman has no interest in doing so. He also said that as of right now, the Hawks plan to stand pat.
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    Delia Re-Signed

    Yawn. Kane has improved, you just purposefully refuse to acknowledge it; or you're just clueless. He actually back-checks now, for starters, unlike when he first entered the league. He had an excellent take away in the Hawks zone in the first that led to a prime scoring chance going the other way. Is that not defense in your book? Kane's offensive production and skill far outweigh his defensive deficiencies; they always have, and they always will. I put up with Kane's defensive deficiencies then, up until this day; just as I am doing with Debrincat. The only difference, as I said before, is that Kane had the luxury of his mistakes not being magnified, due to the fact that the team was much more stacked than it is now. Even so, Debrincat doesn't suck. Neither player does, and never has, since entering the league; they have deficiencies, but again, their production far outweigh any defensive deficiencies.
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    Jeremy Colliton

    Pat Boyle made a decent point on the pregame last night. He gave props to Colliton, but he mentioned the fact that, defensively, the hawks are dead last in the league; and that wasn't a coincidence, ever since they switched to man-to-man under Colliton. Q never employed this system because he knew he didn't have the right personnel. So Colliton has two choices: he sticks with it into next year, hoping the team gets it; or he realizes (or thinks) he doesn't have the right personnel, and goes back to zone. Strome was the best move Bowman has made in a while, I just need to say that. I don't know if he can keep it up, but if he can, he's the missing piece that Schmaltz could never provide.
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    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    MacKenzie stated during the intermission of the Hawks game last night that Adam McQuaid is available, and the asking price is one 3rd round pick. He's a bit long in the tooth at 32. He's a UFA next season. I haven't really kept up with him since he went to Rangers, but I've always been a fan of this guy.
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    Delia Re-Signed

    Crying like a newborn? Yeah, okay. Kane sucks. I can't believe he scored 2 goals, won the game, and passed one of Gretzky's records last night. He's so selfish.
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    Delia Re-Signed

    Funny you call out Kane, but not Debrincat....And besides, Kane has improved in this area immensely since entering the league, so no, your little attempt here to call me out doesn't work. And as I said -- I like Debrincat. I have never once stated "he sucks" like you have with Kane. Talk about a completely false equivalence. I'm surprised you want to bring up the topic again, because all it does is show how utterly foolish you are in stubbornly and desperately believing that.
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    Delia Re-Signed

    I like Debrincat -- how can you not at this point -- but he is a turnover machine. He is very, very reminiscient of Kane when he first started. His defense is terrible; he constantly misses his assignments, etc. And Kane did okay on a team on the cusp of winning a Cup; this team is anything but that. Mistakes as such are that much more magnified on a team like this. Ask Kempny.
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    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Not a bad idea.
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    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    And actually, I almost wouldn't mind if Bowman sells AA, with the return being minimal -- open up as much cap as possible, and make 2 big splashes in the off-season (preferably for a top-six forward and a top-4 D). I'd be totally fine with that strategy. Use that with that cap space he has now, plus the increase next season; lose guys like Kruger (2.75 million -- yeah seriously) and other high-priced dead weight, and go from there.
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    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Toews and Kane are, yes. But the entire core isn't as strong anymore. Seabs and Keith -- who I am not as hard on as other posters here, but nonetheless -- aren't what they used to be. Crawford: same deal; his health should come first. Kane is having a career year, but he's not getting any younger and chances are, he won't produce like that every year. Toews had a bounce-back year after a 2-3 year lull. I guess my point is, nothing is certain, in terms of this core, due to their age and the miles traveled. It's nice that Kane is basically carrying the team on his back, with solid production from Toews and Debrincat, but I don't think you can bank on that happening year after year anymore -- you need depth; and not cheap depth (like we've had), real depth. The defense needs help, but so does the top 6 and so does the bottom 6. They've been decent, but Kahun and Caggiula are not valid long-term solutions in the top six. I will not be surprised if Bowman stands pat, and honestly (coming from a guy who's criticized him at every turn, mind you) I wouldn't blame him if he does so at the deadline. I suppose if he were to acquire a prime piece (top 6 forward or top 4 D), I'd like it as a fan, assuming it makes sense and it isn't addition by subtraction -- but I can very well see him wait and grab a UFA or two at the deadline, so as to keep the pieces he wants to keep and not waste them on a year where the Cup is an impossibility anyway.
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    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    That was a Cup year. And a Cup window (2014, 2015). This isn't a Cup year; and who knows when the next Cup window will open, if ever, with this current core. That's just the reality.
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    Delia Re-Signed

    Yes; yet another irony of a bad team: once one problem is solved (offense), another (that was never a problem before, i.e. goaltending) becomes a new problem. I am not rooting against the Hawks making the playoffs, but honestly, the thought of this team in the playoffs scares the living zit out of me. It could be uglier than the sweep against Nashville. The game is just too fast for some of these guys as is; it's even faster in the playoffs. Guys like Guss, Dahlstrom, Forsling, Koekkoek, Kahun, even Debrincat -- they'll get shredded if their heads don't explode first.
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    Delia Re-Signed

    I'm hoping it's just a coincidence that Delia has had his worst games after signing his new contract, but it does concern me.
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    You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Completely agree with everything here. This team needs major fixes at their weakest points on the roster. Bottom of the barrell players -- like those just mentioned and like the ones Bowman has been trying (and failing) to improve the roster with already -- will not cut it.
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