BratislavaBlackhawk

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  1. This signing is great. It gives us cover for when Mashinter is injured so Q doesn't have to play players who can still develop. Seriously though, the only thing I like about Tootoo is that he wears number 22 (get it?). I'm calling it right now that he'll be tried on the first line Carcillo style. And people thought Tikhonov was bad.
  2. Depends on two things, really: Toews and Hossa. If they play like they did last year, the Hawks ain't going nowhere and tanking is a valid option. If they play like we're used to them playing, the sky is the limit. I just hope Stan doesn't go bat**it again and trade for 4 players at the deadline. To any of you young GMs out there - if you need to add four players, YOU'RE NOT A CONTENDER!!!
  3. So, basically, Q deliberately dressed a player that he did not use. I effect, chose to go into those crucial games with one less player than the rules allow him. You don't consider this to be bad decision-making? I might be willing to concede the point that there weren't many solid alternatives available in 2014, but that isn't really the case this year. Q dressing Mashinter makes the team worse, because a hockey player could play instead. Bollig didn't cost the team the Cup, Q did. Both Bollig and Mashinter are completely irrelevant when dressed, and that's the whole point. If they contribute nothing, they shouldn't play. Period.
  4. Played 24 NHL games this season. And you can tell it really is irrational on Q's part if look at his ice-time. Only once in those 24 games did he play 10 minutes or more. Half the times he played, he was on the ice for less than 7 minutes. This is clearly not a player that is useful in the regular season, much less the playoffs. He's a marginally better, less funny John Scott.
  5. He just got a few nights off. And Q is usually pretty good about resting key players before the playoffs - not to mention the fatc that the team tends to phone in the last week or so. And BTW, the offseason is AFTER the season, you probably meant the postseason.
  6. I'm afraid 6 million would be the bridge deal. And he wouldn't be the first or the last player to get paid after one good year. He'd get more on an open market. At least it's better than paying a guy based on promise.
  7. Oh, there's no bitterness. I'm too young to really remember the occupation and too apathetic to really care. But if you take an even casual look at Putin's Russia, who are they kidding? It's largely the same old thing with a different color palette. Oh, and a worse national hockey team, so that's good.
  8. That's just wrong. Last season, Artemi Panarin played 54 regular season games PLUS 20 playoff games (they won the title) PLUS 13 international games for the Sov Russia. That equals 83 games, which is more than 54. Gustaffson played 55 regular season games (um, THAT is more than 54) PLUS another 12 playoff games for 67 total. Steve Konroyd is clearly a hockey guy, not a math guy. The only person about whom it's true is TVR, a Stanley Cup winner who played in last year's finals. But seriously, the numbers of our two Europeans are along the lines of someone who has played a full NHL season, except Panarin has significant playoff/hard game experience, not to mention a winning record.
  9. Atta boy, Rene Bourque. You've made your old team proud.
  10. This year.
  11. Yes, I too think McGinn would be a realistic trade target. The one worry with him is his speed - he doesn't really play the kind of LW that the first line has been the most successful with. Of course, even if he didn't work out there, he would still be an addition to the lineup.
  12. Wow. They sure make Newfoundland sound like a complete dump.
  13. If Ladd's as cheap as you claim, I'm all for that deal. I'm not convinced, however. What do you think Ladd would cost?
  14. I understand where you're coming from, but let's stretch the argument a bit further. So John Scott should have declined the invitation to the All-Star game because he's not good enough to be an All-Star. Fair enough. But John Scott is not good enough to play in the NHL, period. Does that mean he should have also refused when he was offered his present contract? Same principle, really. Really the only person who should refuse the spot in the All-Star game is whoever is asked to be Scott's replacement, if it really does come to that.
  15. Right, but there are two important differences between this and the Carrie situation. 1.) Presumably, nobody had placed a bucket of pig's blood at the spot where John Scott was going to be standing. 2.) John Scott was given the chance to not go and he DECLINED. That's what I mean by self-deprecating. He's a smart guy, he understands he's there as a joke, but he's in on the joke and most importantly, he's fine being the butt of it. And let me wax a bit philosophical here. The only reason John Scott is a hockey player to begin with is because he can punch people. Most enforcers fight so they can play hockey. Nobody (sane) wants to play hockey so they can fight. Is fighting necessary to win hockey games? No, but there are some uncomplicated fans who really like it when two men are hitting each other in the face. In other words, John Scott has made his entire career out of suffering for other people's entertainment. This is really no different, except there's much less chance of serious injury.