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  1. Stan As Gm

    I really meant the whole team not just the core but the guys you mentioned need to lead the way.
  2. Stan As Gm

    I hoped there was going to be big changes in the front office after last season. Someone needs to light a fire under these guys. They have been playing without passion and I don't see anything changing with the room intact. I know how much they have done for us in the past but in sports and business the present and future is most important.
  3. Free Agency List

    Hopefully there will be someone else making the decisions by then SB must go
  4. Hawk Moves 2017-2018

    I don't think its a coincidence. We need more Shaws and less of the small afraid of contact players which we've had too many of
  5. Stan As Gm

    Signing those two guys would probably cost the Hawks the 23 million you mentioned that would be about 60% of the cap invested in 5 guys. The problem is the guys getting paid have to produce like they are worth the money for the Hawks to have any chance and they haven't been. I have a hard time believing two guys are going to make that big a difference and if they don't it would take many years to overcome.
  6. Stan As Gm

    I don't think anyone expects JT to put up huge offensive numbersat this point of his career. He can still play against the best and win faceoffs, getting a top flight center and a defensive center would make a big difference but that's a lot to ask of SB
  7. Stan As Gm

    I'm not sure what you mean, the Hawks have one of the best defensive centers in the game he wears #19
  8. Tavares

    With the effort the Hawks have been putting forth the last couple years I'm not sure if Gretzky in his prime could help
  9. Blackhawks Eulogy

    It's a business and loyalty shouldn't be the priority. If my boss didn't think I was getting the job done and was overpaid to boot I would be gone you can bet. The core can't be second or third line guys while getting paid with the best players in the league. That is going to make the Hawks a bottom feeder for years. I just hope SB can make a couple moves and Toews and crew have a few more good years left in them
  10. Hawk Moves 2017-2018

    Agreed..........the core has to raise their intensity level big time. Some here think its alright for the core to just give up because the young guys don't have the size and talent to compete for the cup. Often it seems like the only guys busting their butts out there are the young guys. We all know they ran out of excuses long ago. Time for the core to get to work because without any changes in the coaching and GM office the leaders have to play like leaders and earn their pay.
  11. Draft 2018

    At 3 or 4 million per season yes but not at almost 7 hopefully there's a buyout coming in the near future
  12. Stan As Gm

    I'm not taking SB's side but Q has been pretty stubborn in the way he does things. A young guy better not make the mistakes the vets make on a nightly basis or they will be in the dog house. Q knows how bad the PP is yet he has done virtually nothing to change it. We have big challenges ahead and I'm not sure they have the vision to see it. How will next year be any different than this year with virtually the same players and coaches?
  13. How the Hawks Get Better

    i don't think hockey is the most important thing to them any more. With three cups they have accomplished more than most ever will and play like competing doesn't matter so much anymore. They have plenty of money and seem to be enjoying the off season more than putting in the work and being on the ice.
  14. Worst Blackhawks season in years

    Is this an April fools joke TT was charmin soft
  15. Do the Blackhawks deserve a pass?

    No pass. As others have mentioned they got themselves into this situation and they have to battle through it. The effort has to improve drastically and I don't think it will unless there are big changes either with the players or management unfortunately. If the core is satisfied with their accomplishments and remain unmotivated then its time to break up the band. If they are just tired of Q then they need a new coach to light a fire under them. SB doesn't seem like they guy to turn the ship around too many bad contracts and it seems like he wasn't on the same page as the coach and they have to be if they expect to return to the glory days. Go Hawks
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