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powerenforcer
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Mt. Prospect, IL
Joined: 09.24.2009

Jan 25 @ 10:27 AM ET
Hey team - FYI ... my blog today will be delayed. My basement flooded and dealing with the clean up.

Just wanted to keep you all posted.

- Justin Lowe


Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it is only clean water? (not that any water is good)
HawksHype
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 07.08.2011

Jan 25 @ 10:28 AM ET
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it is only clean water? (not that any water is good)
- powerenforcer


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uWjt2y_G0Q
Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Jan 25 @ 10:29 AM ET
Sorry to hear that. Hopefully it is only clean water? (not that any water is good)
- powerenforcer


Thanks pal. Ground water yes... thankfully not the other stuff.
SoftServe
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 01.19.2016

Jan 25 @ 10:30 AM ET
anyone have a picture of said (s)watch
- glennjpawlak22


https://i.pinimg.com/orig...666367cf8f3a5ef0adec4.jpg

Except the watch Panarin gave Kane has a 72 on it, and Panarin's has an 88
bogiedoc
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: VA
Joined: 09.27.2011

Jan 25 @ 10:30 AM ET
But some good possibilities for the future.

Strome, Jokiharju, Murphy, DeBrincat, Delia on the parent club.

Boqvist, Mitchell, Barrett, Beaudin, one or two others I may have on one farm or another.

While I do keep wondering how this group of young players compares to those of other teams, and only DeBrincat has proven much so far, there is some potential in the system.

While Stan certainly deserve criticism for a lot of his moves / non-moves - the cupboard isn’t completely boneless.

- StLBravesFan


yes...fair points...but the last dman developed was hammy over 10 years ago...how many dman drafted or traded for have become solid top 4....NADA.

I liked tha hammy/murphy when it was made...murphy is on his way to being solid top 4 dman
HawkintheD
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Sick Bay, MI
Joined: 02.22.2012

Jan 25 @ 10:36 AM ET
You do understand why the trade had to be made, right?
- paulr


I’m just surprised he can’t enjoy the trade purely for the sake of making a trade...you know... cause he likes trades.
nickmo2699
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 01.06.2012

Jan 25 @ 10:43 AM ET


https://chicago.suntimes....nite-with-artemi-panarin/

"When the Hawks visited Columbus, Ohio, in October, Panarin sent Kane a cryptic text the night before the game, asking him to meet up. After about a half-hour of chatting, Panarin pulled out a box with ‘‘a pretty nice watch’’ in it to thank Kane for helping him hit contract incentives with the Hawks."

They have a bromitment with each other. It's destiny they get reunited

- SoftServe




He's still my favorite player in the NHL. Behind Kaner!
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location:
Joined: 06.26.2011

Jan 25 @ 10:44 AM ET
Hey team - FYI ... my blog today will be delayed. My basement flooded and dealing with the clean up.

Just wanted to keep you all posted.

- Justin Lowe

I know someone who can fix sump pumps!
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location:
Joined: 06.26.2011

Jan 25 @ 10:45 AM ET
I’m just surprised he can’t enjoy the trade purely for the sake of making a trade...you know... cause he likes trades.
- HawkintheD

Why else would you watch a sport but for the trades?
Justin Lowe
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Toronto, ON
Joined: 10.31.2017

Jan 25 @ 10:45 AM ET
I know someone who can fix sump pumps!
- paulr


Sump pump is working... discharge line froze on me. #funstuff
bhawks2241
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.17.2013

Jan 25 @ 10:51 AM ET
Kurashev was also drafted with one of the picks that came back in the Hartman trade. Takes the edge off of Ejdsell not showing much and possibly being a flop. Sure, Beaudin and Kurashev could never make it to the NHL as well but I like their chances in relation to Ejdsell.
- AEL_Fox



Ryan Hartman isn't anything special. We win that trade by getting a first automatically.

He currently has 16 pts in 52 games. He is missing what's needed in between the ears.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

Jan 25 @ 10:55 AM ET
yes...fair points...but the last dman developed was hammy over 10 years ago...how many dman drafted or traded for have become solid top 4....NADA.

I liked tha hammy/murphy when it was made...murphy is on his way to being solid top 4 dman

- bogiedoc


Yes he appears on his way establishing himself as a top four. My concern with him is his skating.

The league continues trending each season, becoming more of a speed game. To be perfectly honest, games are not all speed dominated but more and more you see an emphasis on it. Name some top offensive players minus speed quotient......ok......Tavarez, Toffoli....um...not many upon quick reflection.

I foresee a strength of this team as three pairs of dmen and at least one or both each pair can skate well. One way to help gain puck control is to win all the races to the puck and outskate your opponent actually each five man unit.

Now i can live with Murphy on a third pair because he could help a kid mature on that pairing. Murphy traded -eventually traded, that is - would save us salary cap. If he was dealt it should only be if a Carlsson or ideally a Hillman or Gilbert takes his spot. This is peering far into the crystal ball but just a thought on the back burner which each GM has ....a what if scenario....a GM to be safe needs to constantly have what if thoughts. Not action, but thoughts for ever changing roster.

Obviously Murphy is an invaluable part of the equation now and likely at least until one.......probably two kids develop into nhl dmen
Rota's Rooter
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 06.23.2017

Jan 25 @ 11:01 AM ET
Has that ever happened in any sport? That would be amazing.... and probably spark an investigation into collusion. But I want someone to be traded for themselves.
- HawksHype

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Gulden

Apparently it has.
bhawks2241
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Chicago, IL
Joined: 09.17.2013

Jan 25 @ 11:11 AM ET
Yes he appears on his way establishing himself as a top four. My concern with him is his skating.

The league continues trending each season, becoming more of a speed game. To be perfectly honest, games are not all speed dominated but more and more you see an emphasis on it. Name some top offensive players minus speed quotient......ok......Tavarez, Toffoli....um...not many upon quick reflection.

I foresee a strength of this team as three pairs of dmen and at least one or both each pair can skate well. One way to help gain puck control is to win all the races to the puck and outskate your opponent actually each five man unit.

Now i can live with Murphy on a third pair because he could help a kid mature on that pairing. Murphy traded -eventually traded, that is - would save us salary cap. If he was dealt it should only be if a Carlsson or ideally a Hillman or Gilbert takes his spot. This is peering far into the crystal ball but just a thought on the back burner which each GM has ....a what if scenario....a GM to be safe needs to constantly have what if thoughts. Not action, but thoughts for ever changing roster.

Obviously Murphy is an invaluable part of the equation now and likely at least until one.......probably two kids develop into nhl dmen

- jhawk59


He is a top 4 on most teams and his skating is fine for his size.
HawksHype
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 07.08.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:13 AM ET
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brad_Gulden

Apparently it has.

- Rota's Rooter


Amazing.
mohel
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 02.08.2013

Jan 25 @ 11:16 AM ET
I have a feeling and its being reported that Chicago plans on making a lot of trades prior to the deadline.


Saad ,Hayden , Kunitz, anismov, Kruger, Keith, Seabrook , Gustafson all those names have been mentioned and IMO saad anismov and Keith will most likely be moved to clear a roster spot and cap space while building depth.

- Taylorst1


Where?
35Tony0
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Springfield, IL
Joined: 05.10.2015

Jan 25 @ 11:22 AM ET
Sump pump is working... discharge line froze on me. #funstuff
- Justin Lowe

Yikes. May the cleanup be quick with no permanent damage.
BetweenTheDots
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.13.2015

Jan 25 @ 11:27 AM ET
Hey team - FYI ... my blog today will be delayed. My basement flooded and dealing with the clean up.

Just wanted to keep you all posted.

- Justin Lowe



That sucks i was really hoping for a blog today, jk

Nothing like the basement flooding, good luck hope it wasn't finished
AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

Jan 25 @ 11:36 AM ET
Didn't Wise miss time last season due to injury? I hope this isn't a sign of things to come.
- tvetter

That’s correct. Wise got injured pretty early last year and likely lead to the drop of his draft stock from a sure fire 1st rounder to the 3rd.

Agree, something to keep an eye on whether he is either injury prone or will have nagging injuries leading to a shortened pro career.
bogiedoc
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: VA
Joined: 09.27.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:36 AM ET
Where?
- mohel



AZ for half their team....heh why not
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location:
Joined: 06.26.2011

Jan 25 @ 11:38 AM ET
Where?
- mohel

He likes to make stuff up, kinda like someone else we know.
AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

Jan 25 @ 11:38 AM ET
Would that make Stan the smartest GM? Bringing back an 80 pt player while also having the 50 point player?

And 50 point player is a dud? Saad was never going to be, or expected to be an 80 point player. He has the potential to crack 60, but was expected to be in the 50's. It's the 200 ft game he brings, the need for a top end PK with Hossa gone. I really do get confused when people only look at points.

- HawksHype

Nice assessment of Saad. A 200 foot player good for 50+ points like Saad is around what Wise may project to if he hits potential.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

Jan 25 @ 11:40 AM ET
I have a feeling and its being reported that Chicago plans on making a lot of trades prior to the deadline.


Saad ,Hayden , Kunitz, anismov, Kruger, Keith, Seabrook , Gustafson all those names have been mentioned and IMO saad anismov and Keith will most likely be moved to clear a roster spot and cap space while building depth.

- Taylorst1


Well if a lot of deadline and draft day transactions by Chicago THEN we might suppose that Bowman extends his tenure because you need enough time to evaluate the player movement. Perhaps some prospects start to show up....Carlsson, maybe the #1 2019.

If Carlsson sticks from day one, there could be a second dman prospect too say by xmas. ....Beaudin, Mitchell, Hillman. I say play both Forsling and Jokiharju half a season in all situations at Rockford then determine how their development looks.

You cannot give up on them; they do not fetch much. But they fester too longer at NHL level. They had a taste NHL.....now play a lot in Rockford. Need good coaching at AHL too.
AEL_Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: CA
Joined: 06.18.2016

Jan 25 @ 11:42 AM ET
yes...fair points...but the last dman developed was hammy over 10 years ago...how many dman drafted or traded for have become solid top 4....NADA.

I liked tha hammy/murphy when it was made...murphy is on his way to being solid top 4 dman

- bogiedoc

Ditto your comment on Murphy. When many lamented the Sharp trade to Dallas that also sent over Johns, Murphy could be what we were expecting in Johns but better. Both are big, strong, physical. Average skaters but can make up for it with positioning and gap control.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

Jan 25 @ 11:47 AM ET
He is a top 4 on most teams and his skating is fine for his size.
- bhawks2241

Maybe too much criticism of his skating is reported.

I have listened much more than watched a lot of the games last year and this season as well. Troy and Wideman (radio)are very good. Bodin between periods is no dumb non hockey voice. But I will reserve judgment on Murphy skating. For now I am going to believe you are probably correct with your assessment...still I plan to watch Murphy closely hereafter
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