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Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

May 18 @ 10:41 AM ET
Justin Lowe: I Have a Rumor
I heard recently that the Rockford IceHogs were a damn good team. I'm still waiting to confirm with a source though.

Joking aside, I will have a little preview below on the ‘Hog/Stars series that kicks off tonight but wanted to address all of the rumours (yes, I'm using the Canadian version now) that are out there regarding primarily Toews and Crawford.
breadbag
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 11.30.2015

May 18 @ 10:51 AM ET
Thanks for the Rockford coverage!
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

May 18 @ 11:20 AM ET
Maybe first

Anyway good to have food for thought

We should expect nothing less than reinforcements coming from either f/a and or trade to bolster the blue line. Prospects who eventually move in and are not as terrible as the crew last season - the blueline crew - is the first key. I think Stan gets that as in mentally and through transactions

Secondly relentless must mean much more push back throughout line up, not meaning merely team speed and well we now have Martinsen and Hayden. Top six, Stan. You and Joel fail in this then it is only matter of time your and.Joel hides are on a chopping block.

One bold move Stan completes maybe later is moving Crawford to a contender who needs a solid alternative.

This season a few teams might have fared better and not afraid to sit the incumbent. There have been trying times, indeed, in Nashville, Washington earlier on, even Winnipeg. I would desperately try to trade our second plus Crawford for their first and third. It is an opportunity to draft a top tier prospect.
EnzoD
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Denver, CO
Joined: 02.19.2014

May 18 @ 12:01 PM ET
Anisimov + #27 for Hanafin+ ??
z1990z
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: NW USA
Joined: 02.09.2012

May 18 @ 12:03 PM ET
Maybe first

Anyway good to have food for thought

We should expect nothing less than reinforcements coming from either f/a and or trade to bolster the blue line. Prospects who eventually move in and are not as terrible as the crew last season - the blueline crew - is the first key. I think Stan gets that as in mentally and through transactions

Secondly relentless must mean much more push back throughout line up, not meaning merely team speed and well we now have Martinsen and Hayden. Top six, Stan. You and Joel fail in this then it is only matter of time your and.Joel hides are on a chopping block.

One bold move Stan completes maybe later is moving Crawford to a contender who needs a solid alternative.

This season a few teams might have fared better and not afraid to sit the incumbent. There have been trying times, indeed, in Nashville, Washington earlier on, even Winnipeg. I would desperately try to trade our second plus Crawford for their first and third. It is an opportunity to draft a top tier prospect.

- jhawk59



Relentless = running 4 lines. Relentless = pressure on the forecheck. Relentless = getting after it and throwing some wood. Relentless = keeping the area around your net clear. We will see Q. We will see.

Not moving Q now will set this team back. This team needs new a philosophy behind the bench. He is saying whatever to keep his job. Q will always be Q and will fall back into bad habits when the team struggles and is losing. Just dont see Q changing much at this stage in his career.
breadbag
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 11.30.2015

May 18 @ 12:22 PM ET
Anisimov + #27 for Hanafin+ ??
- EnzoD


Do it!
Feds91Stammer
Vegas Golden Knights
Location: Tatar Fan Boy, FL
Joined: 02.01.2012

May 18 @ 12:30 PM ET
Anisimov + #27 for Hanafin+ ??
- EnzoD

AlfieFever
Ottawa Senators
Location: Canada
Joined: 06.30.2007

May 18 @ 12:42 PM ET
If Toews and the Hawks have another below average season the whole legacy thing will likely be dismissed.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

May 18 @ 12:47 PM ET
Relentless = running 4 lines. Relentless = pressure on the forecheck. Relentless = getting after it and throwing some wood. Relentless = keeping the area around your net clear. We will see Q. We will see.

Not moving Q now will set this team back. This team needs new a philosophy behind the bench. He is saying whatever to keep his job. Q will always be Q and will fall back into bad habits when the team struggles and is losing. Just dont see Q changing much at this stage in his career.

- z1990z


The very moment he was reported to be returning, my exact thoughts is a mirror to your post. We finally get an.opportunity to draft a top tier player do let us not be do.pissef off if Stan trades down. He put himself in.this position if he does, indeed, trade down. He couldn't see the blueline trending toward bad, he knew it was quite likely a lot of young guys would play defense, and the team might finish with an early draft choice. He has to out if for one probably two dmen. He could yrafr one skill.yoing forward for a top six more tough and yimble forward. Anyone can.play armchair GM. Will Stan make hood moves.
z1990z
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: NW USA
Joined: 02.09.2012

May 18 @ 12:47 PM ET
If Toews and the Hawks have another below average season the whole legacy thing will likely be dismissed.
- AlfieFever



Makes you wonder how bad his back issues are. The body can only take so much. The guy was a beast. Wonder if that Blues playoff series in 16 did him in along with Seabs. I know 7 came out of that series barely able to get on the plane.
AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

May 18 @ 12:48 PM ET
FWIW, Eklund is reporting that Hawks are kicking the tires on both Jack Johnson (not news since this has been reported before) and Shea Weber (rumored last year at some point but resurfacing it seems).
Scott1977
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Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Yorkville, IL
Joined: 08.30.2012

May 18 @ 12:51 PM ET
So from what you wrote its like the hawks are kinda grasping at straws and hoping something works. Its almost like treading water watching the teams right now in the playoffs hawks are not even close they have the core and some nice pieces but not playoff pieces. In my opinion bowman needs to hit on a lot things this offseason with his track record not counting on that. I guess we will have to wait and see.
AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

May 18 @ 12:53 PM ET
Relentless = running 4 lines. Relentless = pressure on the forecheck. Relentless = getting after it and throwing some wood. Relentless = keeping the area around your net clear. We will see Q. We will see.

Not moving Q now will set this team back. This team needs new a philosophy behind the bench. He is saying whatever to keep his job. Q will always be Q and will fall back into bad habits when the team struggles and is losing. Just dont see Q changing much at this stage in his career.

- z1990z

Yes, generally agree with you. Relentless entails attacking in waves by all 4 lines and defending in waves by actively pressuring in the neutral zone, at the blue line, and in our zone. Relentless also means playing full throttle from beginning to end.

Is Q and his current coaching staff the leadership to get it done on the ice? I'm leaning towards no but will support them until I'm eating crow or they prove that they simply are not the right crew.
AlfieFever
Ottawa Senators
Location: Canada
Joined: 06.30.2007

May 18 @ 12:59 PM ET
Makes you wonder how bad his back issues are. The body can only take so much. The guy was a beast. Wonder if that Blues playoff series in 16 did him in along with Seabs. I know 7 came out of that series barely able to get on the plane.
- z1990z


I think he'll bounce back but he may have to change his game to adapt. The Eric Staal way.
walleyeb1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 09.25.2014

May 18 @ 1:01 PM ET
FWIW, Eklund is reporting that Hawks are kicking the tires on both Jack Johnson (not news since this has been reported before) and Shea Weber (rumored last year at some point but resurfacing it seems).
- AEL_Fox



I’ve come to the conclusion that this means, this is definitely not happening.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

May 18 @ 1:03 PM ET
Dear Justin:

On Hockeybuzz, the correct spelling is “roomers.”

Oh, and don’t ever mock Julie. She loves hockey.

Have a great day.

Sincerely,

A. Tom McWedgie
Savoy
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Spencer, NC
Joined: 01.15.2014

May 18 @ 1:09 PM ET
What would Karlsson's agent think if Bowman traded Toews? Why he might just think KACHING!! and go out a buy a new Cadillac.
Atomic Wedgie
Toronto Maple Leafs
Location: At the centre of the hockey universe
Joined: 07.31.2006

May 18 @ 1:14 PM ET
What would Karlsson's agent think if Bowman traded Toews? Why he might just think KACHING!! and go out a buy a new Cadillac.
- Savoy

Cadillac?

That’s the most expensive car you could think of?

Pretty disappointing, considering your screen name.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

May 18 @ 1:38 PM ET
So from what you wrote its like the hawks are kinda grasping at straws and hoping something works. Its almost like treading water watching the teams right now in the playoffs hawks are not even close they have the core and some nice pieces but not playoff pieces. In my opinion bowman needs to hit on a lot things this offseason with his track record not counting on that. I guess we will have to wait and see.
- Scott1977

I would rephrase the part about the core pieces here now. The team has some nice pieces who can become core pieces, but they would be greatly aide by the sort of players the team is sorely lacking
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
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Joined: 09.21.2009

May 18 @ 1:47 PM ET
Anisimov + #27 for Hanafin+ ??
- EnzoD


lol what?
BINGO!
Carolina Hurricanes
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Joined: 09.21.2009

May 18 @ 1:48 PM ET
If you can't spell the player's name, you're not allowed to trade for him.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

May 18 @ 1:55 PM ET
Patrick Kanne
Takemedrunkimhome
Montreal Canadiens
Joined: 03.08.2018

May 18 @ 1:57 PM ET
@bingo

So the vast majority of Ek's roomers (read all) aren't happening because of spelling? This legitimately explains a lot on this site. Explains Garth a lot too
BlazinMike
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 05.08.2013

May 18 @ 2:00 PM ET
If you can't spell the player's name, you're not allowed to trade for him.
- BINGO!


He had one person agree with him on that idea in the last thread so now hes gonna run with for awhile probly, no matter how bad it is
pdx2ord
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.02.2015

May 18 @ 2:10 PM ET
I think he'll bounce back but he may have to change his game to adapt. The Eric Staal way.
- AlfieFever


Think you are correct, and I suspect Toews does, too, based on his comments. However, I think it's unlikely he'll be allowed to do so under Q. Q has his system, there are predefined roles in that system, and you fill the role you are given.

Maybe (and I'm hoping) he'll prove me wrong and adapt his system to the current state and skills of the players on his roster.
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