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vipermuscle83 last won the day on August 8 2011

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  1. Stan As Gm

    I agree Puterwiz. I definitely feel like Stan is safer than Q. For better or worse, Stan will get to choose another coach before he's at risk. I don't anticipate that the Hawks will have a rough start to the season as they've had a lot of rest and time to reflect, but I would anticipate a swift coaching change if that's not the case come December. Like I've been saying, though...who is Q's replacement if that happens??? I can't picture a better coach being available now or during the season. We'll see, I guess.
  2. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    Definitely a scary scenario to think about T lol. I agree that $7mil per is the number that both will likely be looking at. I don't know how the heck the Hawks can improve upon this team at all this year with that in mind. I still think the Skinner/Faulk deal can work, only because of their terms. With that said, obviously the Panarin thing would be a pipe-dream, and in order for any of this to work with Schmaltz/D'cat - we'd have to let Skinner walk after next year. If giving Saad up for him, that's a huge piece to lose for a 1yr improvement, but that's what it'll take to get Faulk as well (who is really the key component here). All I know is that I wouldn't want to be in StanBo's shoes. It's one helluva storm to try to navigate through.
  3. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    It seems that Panarin will not re-sign with Columbus or anywhere else he gets traded to, except for one of the larger markets that were rumored. If I'm the Hawks, I look at adding Skinner and Faulk. I'd offer Saad, Murphy, and a high pick (2nd or 3rd). Skinner's only got 1 year left, and would need to be re-signed. Faulk has got 2, and wouldn't need another contract from us as he'd be a perfect stop-gap while Boqvist is developing. If you can get Skinner for $7mil or less, you can also go after Panarin next summer in free agency without giving anyone else up. With that said, this is all assuming you can get Anisimov moved somewhere this year or by the summer. Let's just say it pans out like this: REMOVED - Saad $6mil - Murphy $3.85mil - Anisimov $4.55mil Total: $14.40mil ADDED - Skinner $5.725mil (potentially $7mil) - Faulk $4.833mil - Panarin (potentially $9mil) Total in 2018: $10.558mil Total in 2019 w/ Skinner and Panarin signed: $20.833mil In both scenarios for 2018 and 2019, the Hawks are going to have some cap space available. In 2018, the Hawks would still have roughly $12 mil in cap space, assuming they'd trade Anisimov. It wouldn't be necessary until the following season. In 2019, assuming Skinner was re-signed and Panarin signed at the amounts mentioned above, you'd still have over $2mil in cap space. Skinner would likely not be re-signed, however, in order to make room for new deals for Schmaltz and D'cat, which would free up over $9mil in this scenario. Obviously, there's a lot to this. It's more than likely none of this would ever happen. With that said, however, the best move that the Hawks can make to address their needs would be to go after both Faulk AND Skinner. Their deals make it palatable to take a shot, but it's imperative that the Hawks not give up any of members of our "future" core.
  4. Hawks Rumors 2018/2019

    Not sure how accurate this account is, but according to @NHLconfidant, Hawks are close to acquiring Panarin. Don't shoot the messenger: https://twitter.com/NHLconfidant/status/1017828340428869632
  5. Hawks Rumors 2018/2019

    So, apparently, Canes want Schmaltz and a 1st for Faulk and Skinner. I would do this in a heartbeat if Faulk and Skinner were signed for more years. Faulk has 2 left, Skinner 1. Not worth it! The only upside is that their asking price is coming down. They wanted Saad for Faulk alone last week lol.
  6. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    How about a 3-way trade? Just for fun: TO CAR: -Murphy -Hawks 1st round pick in 2019 -Saad TO CBJ: -Skinner TO CHI: -Panarin (assuming there's an extension in place) -Faulk
  7. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    Another bit of news to note is that Stan didn't schedule a presser until next week...he's definitely not done. Now we know what the time frame looks like for the next move(s).
  8. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    It would've been interesting to see what could've happened had Ottawa finally moved EK. I don't think unloading Hossa's contract would've come at this steep a price, but I'm guessing Stan got tired of waiting. This tells me that there is, indeed, another move (or 2) in the works. Time was of the essence.
  9. Hawks Moves 2018-2019

    If Stan can swing it, a package deal that would get both Faulk and Skinner is ideal. Saad, Murphy + whatever you need for Skinner and Faulk. You really need both. You need a top-4 D and a top-6 forward to compete this year.
  10. You Be The Gm 2018/2019

    If I'm Bowman, I'd look into trading Saad and Murphy+ for Skinner AND Faulk. Rumor so far according to Pangotta: Hawks talking to MON about Pacioretty (no thanks) and CAR about Skinner. WE NEED A TOP 4 D!!!!
  11. Stan As Gm

    It's starting to look more and more like that's the way it'll play out T. I agree with you 100%. It's not an ideal situation, and it sucks that these GMs and organizations are throwing money around like it's candy. This is going to shape out like it did with the last CBA if contracts don't get back to normal. Bill Wirtz's legacy was built on trying not to be THAT GUY that allowed ridiculous amounts to be thrown at mediocre players. Now, he was completely ridiculous when it came to his obsession to penny-pinching, but the intent behind it was understandable. The league cannot sustain this type of spending for long. A player like Pastrnak or Schmaltz should never have made north of $4-4.5 million. Ten years ago, that would've been money for a 60-70 point guy. $5-6 for the 80+ point guys. These contracts are absolutely asinine.
  12. Stan As Gm

    I'd hate to say it, and I don't think you can find any better than Q at this point, but I believe this is the only mistake that the Hawks have made this offseason. I think that Q's message has fallen upon def ears. It happens, and it's no one's fault really. Looking at Pitts and Boston, you can see that the significant changes they made were to get a new voice in the room. That's all it took to get those teams (who had similar issues with an aging core) to start contending again. The only question is, who the heck do you get to steer us back in the right direction??? I don't really see a striking candidate pool for coaches within the next year.
  13. Stan As Gm

    So, I've been thinking about this a lot. I don't necessarily think that moving Hossa's contract was as big a priority for the Hawks as the media makes it sound. The unwillingness of StanBo to give up a prospect as a sweetener to do it should be all you need to know. Hossa's cap hit, although significant, isn't as big of a problem when placing him on LTIR. Now, I know that not all of the cap space is freed up by doing so, but it's likely worth more to the Hawks to keep their talent pool intact over the salary cap savings. Also, keep in mind that the actual money he's getting isn't significant. Just around $1 mil per, if I remember correctly. I see Stan waiting until the season starts to finally make a trade for an impact player, if any trade is to be made. Unless this Karlsson debacle is resolved, and Ottawa willingly takes his contract off the books (looking more and more unlikely do to the stingy organization up north), I don't see Hossa moving anytime soon. I may be wrong, but I think that Stan will only budge come the 2019 trade deadline. If the Hawks are looking at a playoff spot, he'll sacrifice a prospect or pick to move Hoss. If not, I think he wasn't BSing when he said that he foresees the roster looking the same come October. Call me crazy, but as I mentioned earlier...I think staying the course will be the right move for the long-run. Window closing or not, I think the demand will be that our high-paid core starts playing up to their worth and push to get back into the playoffs. When they see that happen, they'll look to make some tougher decisions during the season. If it's a crap-show out the gate for the Hawks, I think it'll expedite the moves for sure.
  14. Okay Our Defence?

    There's so much talk about the poor performances of Murphy, Ruuta, and Forsling from last season, but I'd argue that Keith and Seabrook hurt us more at nearly double the pace. I think 1 more solid D-man is all we need to completely change the complexion of the defense. If you can pair Keith with a solid, stay-at-home D, you've fixed your top pairing. If you can then move Seabrook down to the 5-6 pairing with a faster guy like Murphy or Ruuta, you just fixed the Seabrook issue. That leaves you with Forsling and (fill in the blank). Ruuta and Forsling were our best shut-down tandem early on last year. Not sure what happened, but maybe an extra year of growth and maturity will help Forsling bounce back. If the Hawks made no other move this year but one to get Justin Faulk, I'd be thrilled.
  15. Cam Ward

    We're sounding more and more like we're in a rebuild folks