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Hawk4life
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: St Louis, MO
Joined: 05.19.2014

Jan 24 @ 6:21 PM ET
Kruger, Kunitz, AA and a 5th round draft pick for Draisaitl, and Nurse as a sweetener. Get er done Stan!
- paulr


Lol. They already fired the GM we needed to get that deal. I think long term we don't trade either of Cat or Strome. They have chemistry together and play well. Obviously Nurse and Draisaiti aren't helping the Oilers get back to winning. I like the fact that Cat is smaller. Smaller guys usually have a lot more fire in them to get poop done and they usually outwork bigger guys. Not every small player is going to think this way but Cat has a lot of fire and potential to be a 50 goal scorer in a couple years. And he and strome play well together along with Kane. Saad is the only guy I think that could be traded that I would be okay with parting with out of the top quality core.
Taylorst1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jan 24 @ 6:37 PM ET
Kruger, Kunitz, AA and a 5th round draft pick for Draisaitl, and Nurse as a sweetener. Get er done Stan!
- paulr



You must have missed the original post by another poster

Drasaitli, nurse and Jesse P

For strome cat and Keith

Murphy to Toronto for Nylander moving to Edmonton and kap coming to chicago Toronto gets it's cap relief


Surely drasaitli at 23 years old signed for 8.5 for 7 years is a deal and he is hands down better than strome.
gabriel
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Joined: 02.02.2013

Jan 24 @ 6:39 PM ET
Lol. They already fired the GM we needed to get that deal. I think long term we don't trade either of Cat or Strome. They have chemistry together and play well. Obviously Nurse and Draisaiti aren't helping the Oilers get back to winning. I like the fact that Cat is smaller. Smaller guys usually have a lot more fire in them to get poop done and they usually outwork bigger guys. Not every small player is going to think this way but Cat has a lot of fire and potential to be a 50 goal scorer in a couple years. And he and strome play well together along with Kane. Saad is the only guy I think that could be traded that I would be okay with parting with out of the top quality core.
- Hawk4life


If only Saad had Cat's head resting on his neck/shoulders.
Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Jan 24 @ 6:40 PM ET
Dominik Kubalik - from Hockey's Future:

Talent Analysis
Kubalik was a highly-regarded CHL draft pick but had mixed success in two seasons in the OHL before returning to the Czech Republic. He is a tall player who can skate well and move the puck but lacks the bulk to ward off opposing checkers. Kubalik brings a little bit of nasty to his game and isn’t afraid to throw the body around and mix it up. He shows flashes of potential but has not yet shown consistency from shift to shift.

Future
Kubalik was one of the top forwards in the Czech Extraliga in 2015-16 but reports are that the Kings have little interest in signing him to a contract. Los Angeles holds his NHL rights until June 2017 but could trade them to a team willing to offer him an opportunity. Kubalik has some offensive upside but until an NHL team is willing to offer him an NHL-only deal he is likely to remain in Europe for the foreseeable future



Read more at http://www.hockeysfuture....alik/#dtRf8f0KlY6ssKjS.99
Taylorst1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jan 24 @ 6:40 PM ET
Lol. They already fired the GM we needed to get that deal. I think long term we don't trade either of Cat or Strome. They have chemistry together and play well. Obviously Nurse and Draisaiti aren't helping the Oilers get back to winning. I like the fact that Cat is smaller. Smaller guys usually have a lot more fire in them to get poop done and they usually outwork bigger guys. Not every small player is going to think this way but Cat has a lot of fire and potential to be a 50 goal scorer in a couple years. And he and strome play well together along with Kane. Saad is the only guy I think that could be traded that I would be okay with parting with out of the top quality core.
- Hawk4life



Drasaitli is hands down better than strome and his 8.5 for 7 years at 23 years old does a few things gives cap certainty, a bonifide top 6 young proven center and come draft they have options then

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

Jan 24 @ 6:41 PM ET
I thought part of Nylander signing was the promise he would not be traded
- LAHawk


It was. A promise from Kyle Dubas. Let's stop using his name in trade scenarios. He'll be a Leaf unless both parties agree to part ways.
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location:
Joined: 06.26.2011

Jan 24 @ 6:42 PM ET
You must have missed the original post by another poster

Drasaitli, nurse and Jesse P

For strome cat and Keith

Murphy to Toronto for Nylander moving to Edmonton and kap coming to chicago Toronto gets it's cap relief


Surely drasaitli at 23 years old signed for 8.5 for 7 years is a deal and he is hands down better than strome.

- Taylorst1

Why would believe this could possibly happen? If you were Edmonton or Toronto's GM would you make these deals? No, neither would they
Taylorst1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jan 24 @ 6:45 PM ET
Why would believe this could possibly happen? If you were Edmonton or Toronto's GM would you make these deals? No, neither would they
- paulr



It wouldn't be far fetched to see Edmonton and Chicago make this deal. Edmonton gets a young cost control top 6 center and a young 30 goal scorer plus some veteran experience on the back end and cap relief.
Taylorst1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jan 24 @ 6:46 PM ET
It was. A promise from Kyle Dubas. Let's stop using his name in trade scenarios. He'll be a Leaf unless both parties agree to part ways.
- Justin Lowe




Tyler do you think Toronto is having buyers remorse now after signing Nylander and him being MIA

TommyHawk
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 05.23.2013

Jan 24 @ 6:47 PM ET
Dominik Kubalik - from Hockey's Future:

Talent Analysis
Kubalik was a highly-regarded CHL draft pick but had mixed success in two seasons in the OHL before returning to the Czech Republic. He is a tall player who can skate well and move the puck but lacks the bulk to ward off opposing checkers. Kubalik brings a little bit of nasty to his game and isn’t afraid to throw the body around and mix it up. He shows flashes of potential but has not yet shown consistency from shift to shift.

Future
Kubalik was one of the top forwards in the Czech Extraliga in 2015-16 but reports are that the Kings have little interest in signing him to a contract. Los Angeles holds his NHL rights until June 2017 but could trade them to a team willing to offer him an opportunity. Kubalik has some offensive upside but until an NHL team is willing to offer him an NHL-only deal he is likely to remain in Europe for the foreseeable future



Read more at http://www.hockeysfuture....alik/#dtRf8f0KlY6ssKjS.99

- Justin Lowe

I believe that Kubalik has previously played with both Kampf and Kahun. And obviously Strome played with 'Cat in the past; and guys like Caggulia and Ejdsell were both previous targets of this team at one point even though they signed elsewhere. I'm starting to notice a trend in Stan's acquisitions. Any other recent targets that the 'Hawks have had but didn't lure in? Or any former line-mates of current 'Hawks that might be available?

A potential CZECH-ing line (I feel like I just made a Pat Foley joke there) of Kubalik-Kampf-Kahun down the road would be interesting to see, though.
gabriel
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Joined: 02.02.2013

Jan 24 @ 6:50 PM ET
Dominik Kubalik - from Hockey's Future:

Talent Analysis
Kubalik was a highly-regarded CHL draft pick but had mixed success in two seasons in the OHL before returning to the Czech Republic. He is a tall player who can skate well and move the puck but lacks the bulk to ward off opposing checkers. Kubalik brings a little bit of nasty to his game and isn’t afraid to throw the body around and mix it up. He shows flashes of potential but has not yet shown consistency from shift to shift.

Future
Kubalik was one of the top forwards in the Czech Extraliga in 2015-16 but reports are that the Kings have little interest in signing him to a contract. Los Angeles holds his NHL rights until June 2017 but could trade them to a team willing to offer him an opportunity. Kubalik has some offensive upside but until an NHL team is willing to offer him an NHL-only deal he is likely to remain in Europe for the foreseeable future



Read more at http://www.hockeysfuture....alik/#dtRf8f0KlY6ssKjS.99

- Justin Lowe


Would even a little bit of nasty be tolerated in Chicago?
333inthe3rd
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 02.04.2015

Jan 24 @ 6:58 PM ET
Kubalik for a 5th. What is the average expected outcome of a 5th round pick, and will Kubalik exceed that? Seems to be the question to me, anyway. Also, this is merely rights to him. He is not under contract. Hawks have 48 players under contract now, before signing him.
Taylorst1
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 07.09.2018

Jan 24 @ 7:16 PM ET
Dominik Kubalik - from Hockey's Future:

Talent Analysis
Kubalik was a highly-regarded CHL draft pick but had mixed success in two seasons in the OHL before returning to the Czech Republic. He is a tall player who can skate well and move the puck but lacks the bulk to ward off opposing checkers. Kubalik brings a little bit of nasty to his game and isn’t afraid to throw the body around and mix it up. He shows flashes of potential but has not yet shown consistency from shift to shift.

Future
Kubalik was one of the top forwards in the Czech Extraliga in 2015-16 but reports are that the Kings have little interest in signing him to a contract. Los Angeles holds his NHL rights until June 2017 but could trade them to a team willing to offer him an opportunity. Kubalik has some offensive upside but until an NHL team is willing to offer him an NHL-only deal he is likely to remain in Europe for the foreseeable future



Read more at http://www.hockeysfuture....alik/#dtRf8f0KlY6ssKjS.99

- Justin Lowe




Stan just acquired him by sending la a 5th round pick. When will we get to see this kid and what line will he be best suited for?
gabriel
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Joined: 02.02.2013

Jan 24 @ 7:24 PM ET
Stan just acquired him by sending la a 5th round pick. When will we get to see this kid and what line will he be best suited for?
- Taylorst1


Love hearing stuff like this. Go Hawks!
scottak
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Palatine, IL
Joined: 08.06.2010

Jan 24 @ 7:34 PM ET
Stan just acquired him by sending la a 5th round pick. When will we get to see this kid and what line will he be best suited for?
- Taylorst1

Kubalík will finish the season with HC Ambrì Piotta of the National League in Switzerland, per the Blackhawk press release.

The earliest he could play is after the Swiss league regular season ends, which is in early March. No idea how long the playoffs go, or if his team will qualify.

Of course, there’s also the minor inconvenience of signing a contract. Since the Blackhawk season will likely end on April 6th, the most likely time for him to play for the Blackhawks would be next season’s first exhibition game.

FWIW, the answers to all of life’s questions can be answered with a quick google search.
scottak
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Palatine, IL
Joined: 08.06.2010

Jan 24 @ 7:45 PM ET
Kubalik for a 5th. What is the average expected outcome of a 5th round pick, and will Kubalik exceed that? Seems to be the question to me, anyway. Also, this is merely rights to him. He is not under contract. Hawks have 48 players under contract now, before signing him.
- 333inthe3rd


Driving a beer truck in Moose Jaw.
We can only hope!
gabriel
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: West Lafayette, IN
Joined: 02.02.2013

Jan 24 @ 7:46 PM ET
If only Saad had Cat's head resting on his neck/shoulders.
- gabriel


Should have stated this in a way that was less critical to Saad. Sorry. Just wanted to point out that Cat seems to enjoy the rough and tumble for being a little guy. I simply wish Saad would utilize his bigger body more often. Would be a much greater asset to the team.
Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Jan 24 @ 7:55 PM ET
I believe that Kubalik has previously played with both Kampf and Kahun. And obviously Strome played with 'Cat in the past; and guys like Caggulia and Ejdsell were both previous targets of this team at one point even though they signed elsewhere. I'm starting to notice a trend in Stan's acquisitions. Any other recent targets that the 'Hawks have had but didn't lure in? Or any former line-mates of current 'Hawks that might be available?

A potential CZECH-ing line (I feel like I just made a Pat Foley joke there) of Kubalik-Kampf-Kahun down the road would be interesting to see, though.

- TommyHawk


I think you are correct sir. They are really looking to build chemistry and have been for a few years as it's been a thing sorely missing.
scottak
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Palatine, IL
Joined: 08.06.2010

Jan 24 @ 7:59 PM ET
I believe that Kubalik has previously played with both Kampf and Kahun. And obviously Strome played with 'Cat in the past; and guys like Caggulia and Ejdsell were both previous targets of this team at one point even though they signed elsewhere. I'm starting to notice a trend in Stan's acquisitions. Any other recent targets that the 'Hawks have had but didn't lure in? Or any former line-mates of current 'Hawks that might be available?

A potential CZECH-ing line (I feel like I just made a Pat Foley joke there) of Kubalik-Kampf-Kahun down the road would be interesting to see, though.

- TommyHawk

Again, this was in the Blackhawk press release:

Spanning two seasons (2012-14), he played for the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. He was teammates with current Blackhawk, Dominik Kahun while playing for Sudbury.

No mention of his ever playing with Kampf.
Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Jan 24 @ 7:59 PM ET
Tyler do you think Toronto is having buyers remorse now after signing Nylander and him being MIA
- Taylorst1


I think he'll be fine. He looked great last game. Had 3 assists.

They have bigger problems ahead... but if Nylander can get on a roll, that will put them at ease I'm sure though.
Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Jan 24 @ 8:01 PM ET
Again, this was in the Blackhawk press release:

Spanning two seasons (2012-14), he played for the Sudbury Wolves and Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League. He was teammates with current Blackhawk, Dominik Kahun while playing for Sudbury.

No mention of his ever playing with Kampf.

- scottak



I suspect they convince Kubalik to sign a 2-year contract on the cheap in exchange for an opportunity to play in the NHL, something the LA Kings weren't willing to do.
KINGS67
Season Ticket Holder
Los Angeles Kings
Location: Rolling Hills Estates, CA
Joined: 01.29.2010

Jan 24 @ 8:01 PM ET
Thanks for the draft pick. 👍🏻

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

Jan 24 @ 8:01 PM ET
Thanks for the draft pick. 👍🏻
- KINGS67


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

Jan 24 @ 8:02 PM ET
I suspect they convince Kubalik to sign a 2-year contract on the cheap in exchange for an opportunity to play in the NHL, something the LA Kings weren't willing to do.
- Justin Lowe


Oh also... this:

"* Also, sounds like there has been quite a bit of scouting being done overseas as well. "


My contact was right about that. He makes me look good once and a while.

gazza53
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Northbrook, IL
Joined: 09.15.2017

Jan 24 @ 8:03 PM ET
I thought part of Nylander signing was the promise he would not be traded
- LAHawk


Promises are made to be broken correct? Dubas believes he can
keep everyone, but what if the cap doesn't go up the expected
$2.5-3.5 mil, then they'll really be up the creek.
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