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    So good to see 19 turning back the clock and playing like he has in the past, Without the captain playing the way he has when they were winning cups the Hawks really had no chance to make a playoff run the last couple years.
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    RIP Stan Mikita

    I grew up watching Stan play and is one of the reasons I've been a Hawks fan for over 50 years. They don't make many like him, what an amazing player he was...RIP Stan
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    Hawks Rumors 2018/2019

    I didn't think the breadman was afraid of contact and was strong on the puck, he was the least of the hawks problems imo. TT was the one who would see a shadow and throw the puck away. Dcat was better than we hoped in his first year and should only get better
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    reaction? chelios an ambassador.

    Another clueless move by the Hawks brass
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    Stan As Gm

    SB is the reason the Hawks are in cap hell. I have no confidence in him at all. He turned a great team into what we see now by overpaying players and giving them no trade contracts. Hope I'm wrong but I don't see him turning the ship around
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    Stan As Gm

    I really meant the whole team not just the core but the guys you mentioned need to lead the way.
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    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.
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    Free Agency List

    Hopefully there will be someone else making the decisions by then SB must go
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    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
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    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.
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    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
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    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
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    With the effort the Hawks have been putting forth the last couple years I'm not sure if Gretzky in his prime could help
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    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
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    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.