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  1. iknowpuck

    KAHUN

    Great to see him score last night. How much fun does it look like he is having playing with the rejuvenated captain and the feline sniper? Great line with early chemistry going on.
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    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Number 2 is a work in progress for the boards actually...I lead the pack that needs the work😜. But, the Lil dudes and their height and weight usually results in a SB criticism. Maybe he gets the coach what he wants for his perimeter system. You don't put the big dudes along the boards, right? Back to working on it...
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    Cam Ward

    That was good...and fair.
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    Cam Ward

    I agree.
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    Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Not to open an old debate...but why not...so is it Q that is fixated with perimeter poke-checkers and SB gets him them? Or Is it SB who is fixated with perimeter poke-checkers and forces them on Q? The question is not directed just to you. IMO, it's Q's style/system.
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    Cam Ward

    I'm not sure he was. With CC signed and in picture...even with his injury...and Nalimov and Delia in the waiting maybe as early as next season...maybe he didn't want to commit longer term to another goalie. SB may be committed to Nalimov being on the team as early as next season.
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    Cam Ward

    True...in the middle. I wasn't saying it was a cesspool...but it's obviously not as attractive as it was during the Cup runs...and not as attractive after missing the playoffs...and now seeing the rebuild on the fly...which may or may not work out.
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    Cam Ward

    1st bolded - he has...and some big saves to keep the score close...that was my point. Nothing more. 2nd bolded - no, it's not my new mantra, Seabs and Keith and the entire team D has been bad, IMO. 3rd bolded - no, but the team is going thru a rebuild and missed the playoffs last season. CC status was unknown. What high end free agent goalie would sign here this past off season? Yes, I admit, I'm assuming here. 4th bolded - "some posters" wasn't meant to be read as derogatory. Truth. 5th bolded - I agree he got the guys he wanted...veterans with Cup experience that can help the younger players and even the core. They are are short term deals and are probably here for this season. Why do we assume Lehner wanted to come here or should be the goalie of the future?
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    Cam Ward

    I wasn't a fan of CC, correct. You know that changed not that long ago. I am a fan. I don't support every one of those goalies as being a quality goalie (because they are not, except I do think Forsberg has potential). I wasn't trying to be critical of CC...my point was that with him being out as long as he has...and the team D being as bad as it is right now...I don't even know he can backstop this without high scoring against.
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    Cam Ward

    I'm not trying to sugar-coat it. I don't think he's been great...average to bad at times. But, it's been posted that he can't make "that save" and I disagree with that. He has. He also hasn't made "that save," too...like the OT goal. Are we assuming Lehner wanted to come here and SB said no?
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    Cam Ward

    His save percentage hasn’t but some of his saves have kept the team in games...absolutely...he hasn’t been good but he’s made saves that have kept the score close enough to pull out the win. Good enough for the longer term? No. Why would Lehner have wanted to sign here? Not ever FA wants to play for this org right now...unfortunately...although some posters still think this is a destination for anyone SB didn’t sign.
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    Cam Ward

    Keith and Seabrook don’t look very good right now either...but it’s the team D that is horrendous. Ward hasn’t looked very good...can CC be the savior behind this defensive mess? I sure hope so. Not sure.
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    Cam Ward

    Great post, Lord. After what we saw (and I assume free agent goalies saw) happen to Forsberg last season (young goalie who quite often got lit up and probably lost all confidence) I can see how it cost 3 mil and clauses to get a veteran to take this on right now. The team "D" is terrible. Ward has been there and done that. I doubt he gets rattled. For me, so what that it cost 3 mil to get him signed. It's not like it's impacting/creating cap problems this season or next season. What up and coming goalie with the potential to be a future number #1 was going to sign on here...especially not knowing if he would be blocked if/when CC came back? You are right...timing is important...so is the unknown and future with an injury like CC/the org has been dealing with. Ward has let in some bad goals...but if anyone doesn't see that he has also kept the team in games then you are missing "those saves" that he HAS made. Hurry back...if ready, CC!
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    10/07 Hawks vs Leafs

    Good post, bob. Your second to last paragraph of what we see with the goalie pulled helps make my point. That is totally wide open, hard and fast hockey with a man adavantage. Yes, it’s a bit different than the regular man adavantage PP but it shows how instinctual the play is. You are right...an effective PP and a healthy CC...if he can get to his form...puts this team in the playoffs.
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    10/07 Hawks vs Leafs

    I'm obviously just guessing but the lack of movement and how rigid it looks tells me that maybe, maybe, there's too much structure. It doesn't look instinctual at all. IMO, there is way too much talent and creativity with some of the players for it to look this bad...be this ineffective...for this long. I know Q is a loyal coach...sometimes to a fault...there are some new players on this team that should get a look real soon on both units, IMO. Why is there not net front presence ALL OF THE TIME ON THE PP? AA, Hayden, Saad, Kunitz and heck even Martinsen should get a look there. The goaltending hasn't been great but the PP STINKS!
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