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  1. Stan As Gm

    I'd say it cost us Niemi and Reasoner. Ladd was gone either way.
  2. Stan As Gm

    The two are one and the same. Also, when was Hammer ever expected to have "O upside"?
  3. Stan As Gm

    They flipped out over Bowman's nonchalance about neither being OS'ed more than anything. Many agreed that keeping Hammer was the right thing, because it simply was -- you don't give up a young stud D-man, even for a young stud goalie. I think (and would sincerely hope) that the ability of each player (Hammer and Niemi) was at the forefront of the decision in deciding which was expendable, as opposed to pick compensation.
  4. Stan As Gm

    That was a no-brainer though, in all honesty. If he were to keep Niemi over Hammer, even at that time, people would have flipped out. You don't keep a goalie over a D-man. Hammer was a stud that year. Would he have made that same choice had Wilson OS'ed Niemi instead of Hammer? Interesting to wonder.
  5. Stan As Gm

    That's not at all what I said, but cute try though. Wilson was an idiot, but he certainly wasn't trying to help Stan. He was trying to hurt him -- obviously -- and it backfired horribly.
  6. Stan As Gm

    He would have kept Niemi. He even said so on record. Wilson bailed him out when he OS'ed Hammer, but Bowman clearly was intent on keeping both at the time, and wasn't envisioning either beings OS'ed. It was a blessing in disguise in the end, but Bowman got very, very lucky. Very lucky. Who knows what he would have given to Niemi; and who else we would have lost in the process. Let's not rewrite history here and claim Wilson didn't bail out Bowman in the end, at least in terms of Niemi.
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  8. Chicago Bears 2018/2019 season

    Sounds like the Roquan Smith drama is over, finally. https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2018/08/14/bears-roquan-smith-reached-a-compromise-on-issue-of-voided-guarantees/
  9. Stan As Gm

    I agree with you -- I think that's a false equivalence.
  10. Joel Quenneville

    You never said it was privileged information that I should never share with anyone else; you simply said, a few people here know that you're friends with him. I have the PM still, I know exactly what you wrote. Right -- you PM'ed me in July of 2017 -- immediately after the Gunk injury news surfaced; and while we were going back and forth in a thread about why Hossa's contract should be moved (I was arguing it should be asap, that off-season) and you were saying that it shouldn't because he might return; then you PM'ed me about Gapski and how he talks with guys even in the summer, implying that Gapski told you there was a chance he'd return ("I never tell what players have injuries nor the degree of it just hint at it and it's up to those who know to read between the lines" -- in other words, wink, wink).
  11. Joel Quenneville

    I'll show you the first bolded once you show me the second bolded, where I said that it's "all Q and Stan had nothing to do with it." And your last line: don't really know what you're talking about -- we were all speculating that Q would be gone, including you, who was hoping for it while suggesting replacements like Trotz and Vigneault (which I'm still laughing about). And it's rich you speak of the "Blackhawks message board rumor mill," because all your "inside information" is horse zit -- like how you had the "inside scoop from Gapski at a garden party" that Hossa was coming back eventually.
  12. Stan As Gm

    Where they are today (under Q): 3 Cups, 3 President's trophies, 9 straight playoff appearances out of 10 with only last year being the first time in 10 years we've missed the playoffs -- with an anemic roster filled with kids and our starting goalie injured the majority of the year. I've already gone over Bowman's hits with his TDL acquisitions and given him credit for those, unlike you with regard to Quenneville.
  13. Stan As Gm

    It also played a big role in 3 Cups all the same. And let's be honest: last year's team's -- no matter whose system they were using -- wasn't going anywhere.
  14. Stan As Gm

    This is such a simplistic view of looking at it. His system as a whole was instrumental; not just his ability to change lines.