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  1. Joel Quenneville

    I'll admit, I haven't been able to watch as closely as I normally do thus far; and I know Sharp is a minus 9 (and iffy stat to base an argument on, but I digress) -- would you honestly want a line of Hinostroza, Hartman, and Debrincat? That's literally an AHL line. At least with Sharp, there is a veteran and NHL-defense-tested presence there. I think Q trusts Sharp a bit more than Hinostroza, who isn't as NHL tested, and I can't necessarily blame him for that. It's not like I would mind if Hinostroza was brought up, so don't get me wrong; I guess I'm just not as up-in-arms about it as some here. And it's not like Sharp isn't getting chances. He is; he just hasn't been able to finish.
  2. Chicago Bears 2017/18 season

    That and the fact it was what, his fifth miss of the season? And also because he had a bunch of misses last season also, if I remember right. Good riddance -- this guy sucked and his post game interview made me dislike him all the more. It was like he didn't even care that he missed and he was defensive more than apologetic. Eff this clown.
  3. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    If this wasn't a recurring theme with Bowman, I'd agree, but he's had way too many similar blunders -- the most recent being Daley, but at least in that case, he didn't give up a defensive stalwart in Hammer. You could go back to the Marty Reasoner move too. You can even add Panarin to this group. It's just utterly bush league to me that a GM signs players only to turn around and trade them immediately -- it reeks not only of indecision but also callousness. Don't get me wrong: if he's working on something that involves moving Murphy, I'm fine with it -- I'd rather he correct his terrible mistake, but that terrible mistake shouldn't have been made in the first place, as it's happened too often already.
  4. 11/15 Hawks vs Rangers

    I think you're right; that would be the best for both the team and for Seabrook himself. His salary starts to slightly decline after the 2018-2019 season -- not as dramatically as Hossa's, but nonetheless.
  5. Hawk Moves (Real Time)

    Wow, if that's true, Bowman has an infinite amount of egg on his face and I'll join others in saying he should be canned for this move alone.
  6. Debrincat

    ^ Yeah, I'd be fine with that.
  7. Chicago Bears 2017/18 season

    If Fangio is that good, why don't they offer him the head coaching job and fire Fox? I assume the guy wouldn't follow Fox if the Bears offer him that. Some analyst mentioned firing Fox now and making Fangio the interim head coach -- that makes sense to me. It would be like a mini-audition for him in the role (albeit with a bad team though).
  8. Debrincat

    Same, I'm not quite sold on Debrincat just yet either -- although admittedly, I rarely ever am when it comes to rookies. He's been a bit of a mixed bag to me: some good games, some bad games. His goal total already eclipsed Schmaltz's goal total last year, although a few of those were empty netters. I don't have a problem with those lines, except I don't know if Hayden would do well at center.
  9. Where is the leadership ?

    This is exactly right. It's an impossible question to answer. When people talk about trading players, we have their game play to base it off, which is on full display. Leadership isn't on full display -- we see all players talking on the bench, but we don't know what's being said on the ice or in the locker room. The question itself is useless because there are more ways one can lead than by example and because none of us are actually part of the team to know exactly who that is. But to answer the question more directly, I will take Debrincat's word. Konroyd literally asked him this question last night post-game: who are leaders in the room and who lightens things up when the team is feeling down (paraphrasing). Debrincat said Toews is the leader (he might have said Keith too, but I'm positive he said Toews). He then said Sharp and Seabs lighten things up and know how to make the guys laugh. So, there's your answer -- pretty much the guys everyone assumed (the 3 letter-wearers and an ex-letter-wearer-veteran).
  10. 11/15 Hawks vs Rangers

    I was about to break my TV when Saad made that weak pass in the neutral zone to Toews when that 2 on 1 was developing, when he should have just skated it up over the blue line. Totally unacceptable play.
  11. 11/15 Hawks vs Rangers

    I can understand wanting to spread the depth throughout for a more balanced attack though. Granted, it hasn't worked, but I can't necessarily blame him for trying. He's tried it -- it hasn't worked -- now, just accept it and keep AA as 2LC. Anyways, this win wouldn't have been so ugly if the Hawks didn't allow the Rangers to make it 4-3. I don't know how many times in this game Franson lost the puck in his skates -- he lost it twice on that one shift alone that made it 4-2; and at least one other time as well. The PK is officially impressive to me. I know Wingels had some bad plays last night, but he looked good on the PK and he's a guy that can actually block a shot on the PK -- something we desperately lacked last year. Either way, nice to break the 6 game winning streak the Rangers were riding, even if it took a beyond generous goal by Lundqvist to start things off.
  12. Toews

    Exactly.
  13. Toews

    I'm not criticizing the poster who inferred Toews wasn't playing well; I'm criticizing the one who couldn't handle the utterance of a slight against the captain. You're out of your element, Donny.
  14. 11/09 Hawks vs Flyers

    I remember that quite well -- it was when we had actual depth. "Giddy with Toews and Kane scoring and winning cups to realize that"....um, okay. I think we all were, weren't we?
  15. 11/09 Hawks vs Flyers

    No, that's common. It isn't common to insert a 4th line in place of a 1st line (unless you want the opposition to love you as a coach) or insert a 6th D-man in place of a top D-man.
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