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Theo Fox
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 06.18.2016

Apr 8 @ 3:17 AM ET
Theo Fox: Game 41 vs Stars
A preview to the Blackhawks vs Stars contest tonight after yesterday's big news of the franchise officially purchasing the IceHogs.

Plus, a recap of the Hogs 4-3 win over the Wolves as Pirri bagged a hat trick.
gifman
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Gifland
Joined: 09.17.2015

Apr 8 @ 4:22 AM ET
No rumors?
powerenforcer
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Wheeling, IL
Joined: 09.24.2009

Apr 8 @ 7:46 AM ET
Thanks again Theo -

Just wondering about the purchase of Rockford Ice hogs, do you think that the team will be renamed, and then (as some other AHL teams have the NHL team name) will this name be used for the Chicago NHL franchise? Is there any insight on what kind of pressure there is to change the name/logo of the team, especially since United airlines has gotten stupid and is now playing political games.
DarthKane
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: The Dach Side
Joined: 02.23.2012

Apr 8 @ 7:46 AM ET
No rumors?
- gifman



Kane for Miller
Rota's Rooter
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 06.23.2017

Apr 8 @ 7:48 AM ET
No rumors?
- gifman

Yes. What's the story with Soderberg?

Hasn't played the last couple of games and I don't recall seeing any type of injury report but, maybe I missed it.
MjulQvist
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 04.22.2012

Apr 8 @ 7:59 AM ET
No rumors?
- gifman


Soderberg to Capitals for 5th round pick (MQ3)

There you have one.
Angotti
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 07.03.2019

Apr 8 @ 8:11 AM ET
Good Morning Theo. Too bad Pirri has a skating deficiency and can’t or won’t play defense, but he can sure shoot the puck. Sell high! Also if I was a betting man, I would bet that Soderberg will not be a Blackhawk after this Monday.
Rota's Rooter
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 06.23.2017

Apr 8 @ 8:37 AM ET
Soderberg to Capitals for 5th round pick (MQ3)

There you have one.

- MjulQvist

That's a reasonable guess Nostradamus.

Out of curiosity I took a look at who the Hawks have picked in the 5th round and of course, a majority never played an NHL game but, there were a few names of note:

Shaw
Kruger
Wisniewski
Bob Hoffmeyer
Davey Logan ( a Pulford project pick)
Gilles Meloche

A 5th round pick is certainly scratch-off lottery ticket territory.

paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: YYZ
Joined: 06.26.2011

Apr 8 @ 8:47 AM ET
Thanks again Theo -

Just wondering about the purchase of Rockford Ice hogs, do you think that the team will be renamed, and then (as some other AHL teams have the NHL team name) will this name be used for the Chicago NHL franchise? Is there any insight on what kind of pressure there is to change the name/logo of the team, especially since United airlines has gotten stupid and is now playing political games.

- powerenforcer



There’s nothing stupid about being respectful. I’m sure if you or I were native we wouldn’t be too happy to see that stupid stereotypical caricature of the MLB Cleveland Indian logo, or some of the other teams logos. Not being a minority I have no idea how it feels for my race to be classified as a mascot? But if a minority group says it’s insulting don’t you think it’s best we take their word it is and make a change?

One of my daughters got a job twelve years ago teaching at a Native community 1000 miles north of Toronto on the west side of James bay in a community called Kasketchewan or ‘Kash’. The only way in to the community is to fly in or to take a winter snow road. My daughter was aghast (another cool word Mo) at the Blackhawk logo. However when she went there she was surprised to find all the sports teams in the community, hockey and baseball all used the Hawk logo on different color sweaters. When she enquired why they didn’t find it offensive she was told the depiction represented a dignified and proud depiction to the natives. This changed my daughter’s perspective about the logo. It also doesn’t hurt that Blackhawk management reached out to the local native community to get their blessing to continue to use the logo.
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: YYZ
Joined: 06.26.2011

Apr 8 @ 8:50 AM ET
Good Morning Theo. Too bad Pirri has a skating deficiency and can’t or won’t play defense, but he can sure shoot the puck. Sell high! Also if I was a betting man, I would bet that Soderberg will not be a Blackhawk after this Monday.
- Angotti

Pirri has an unteachable skill to shoot accurately and quickly but refuses to learn a teachable skill, to play defense. I’ve never understood why some players are too lazy or proud to improve themselves?
MjulQvist
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 04.22.2012

Apr 8 @ 8:58 AM ET
That's a reasonable guess Nostradamus.

Out of curiosity I took a look at who the Hawks have picked in the 5th round and of course, a majority never played an NHL game but, there were a few names of note:

Shaw
Kruger
Wisniewski
Bob Hoffmeyer
Davey Logan ( a Pulford project pick)
Gilles Meloche

A 5th round pick is certainly scratch-off lottery ticket territory.

- Rota's Rooter


And Caps have two of those this year
HawkintheD
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Sick Bay, MI
Joined: 02.22.2012

Apr 8 @ 9:36 AM ET
Pirri has an unteachable skill to shoot accurately and quickly but refuses to learn a teachable skill, to play defense. I’ve never understood why some players are too lazy or proud to improve themselves?
- paulr


Q ruined him.
Assman22
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: San Francisco, CA
Joined: 04.13.2012

Apr 8 @ 9:38 AM ET
And Caps have two of those this year

- MjulQvist

I wonder what Vegas would be willing to give up to take one of their goalies off the books? Issue is Fleury is playing Lights Out and clearly their #1.
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: YYZ
Joined: 06.26.2011

Apr 8 @ 9:42 AM ET
Q ruined him.
- HawkintheD

Q ruined all young players.

#qhatesyoungguys
-Doh-
Location: VA
Joined: 10.05.2015

Apr 8 @ 9:58 AM ET
I would think that this season in Rockford has been extremely difficult. COVID late start. Guys bouncing between the Rock, the Taxi Squad, and the NHL. In-season signings. I wonder if it will have a negative effect on player development and assessment. Hopefully in the Fall we can return to something closer to normal.
LAHawk
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 11.02.2017

Apr 8 @ 10:06 AM ET
Q ruined him.

Yup remember when Pirri and Morin (another who couldn't skate) were unhappy because they thought they should be playing regular shifts, but Q hated young players.
Chunk
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Orange, CA
Joined: 11.06.2015

Apr 8 @ 10:23 AM ET
Pirri has an unteachable skill to shoot accurately and quickly but refuses to learn a teachable skill, to play defense. I’ve never understood why some players are too lazy or proud to improve themselves?
- paulr


I would think all of that would be teachable. Shouldn't one be able to learn how to fire a quick/accurate shot. It's a physical skill that one should at least be able to improve on if not master through muscle memory (playing a musical instrument). I would think it would be more difficult to learn hockey IQ/situation recognition/positioning (writing music). Yes you can be shown on a video (or even in practice) what to do during various situations, but it is more abstract and you have to make decisions in real time.

BetweenTheDots
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.13.2015

Apr 8 @ 10:31 AM ET
Thanks again Theo -

Just wondering about the purchase of Rockford Ice hogs, do you think that the team will be renamed, and then (as some other AHL teams have the NHL team name) will this name be used for the Chicago NHL franchise? Is there any insight on what kind of pressure there is to change the name/logo of the team, especially since United airlines has gotten stupid and is now playing political games.

- powerenforcer


Is it stupid to protect your brand? It's like having an employee who's really irresponsible, if you fire them then you have to pay unemployment, now if you document everything this employee didn't do more times than not you won't have to pay out unemployment. United is giving themselves an out and saying to the public we are on the side of progress, which most times wins out over time.
GPHawksfan
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: Grande Prairie, AB
Joined: 01.26.2018

Apr 8 @ 10:31 AM ET
I would think all of that would be teachable. Shouldn't one be able to learn how to fire a quick/accurate shot. It's a physical skill that one should at least be able to improve on if not master through muscle memory (playing a musical instrument). I would think it would be more difficult to learn hockey IQ/situation recognition/positioning (writing music). Yes you can be shown on a video (or even in practice) what to do during various situations, but it is more abstract and you have to make decisions in real time.
- Chunk

It's a matter of "want". It's fun to score goals and play offense, it's not as much fun to back check and get in the way of shots.
BetweenTheDots
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 06.13.2015

Apr 8 @ 10:37 AM ET
It's a matter of "want". It's fun to score goals and play offense, it's not as much fun to back check and get in the way of shots.
- GPHawksfan


It's too bad to. DCat got himself a goal by playing great defense last game.
jhawk59
Chicago Blackhawks
Joined: 02.15.2013

Apr 8 @ 10:55 AM ET
It's too bad to. DCat got himself a goal by playing great defense last game.
- BetweenTheDots

Good "point" in more ways than one.

There have been reports, stories, interviews, Theo commenting on the plus and minus for younger players moving back and forth like they were a yo yo. While there are advantages in learning, watching, training with the pro's even on taxi squad, obviously more games played has to occur next season.

I noticed a greater degree of physicality in the compete level. Some pretty descent players, not merely fourth line but ascending to third even second line for some of them

Barret has not had a look up here yet but here is one player I single out, as he has an irritating mouth and will follow and check and pound his opponent the entire game. Which we could use.
Angotti
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 07.03.2019

Apr 8 @ 11:05 AM ET
Pirri has an unteachable skill to shoot accurately and quickly but refuses to learn a teachable skill, to play defense. I’ve never understood why some players are too lazy or proud to improve themselves?
- paulr

I agree, you don’t really need skill to play defense, just awareness and commitment. By the way we have something in common, my daughter is an educator as well.
paulr
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: YYZ
Joined: 06.26.2011

Apr 8 @ 11:13 AM ET
I agree, you don’t really need skill to play defense, just awareness and commitment. By the way we have something in common, my daughter is an educator as well.
- Angotti
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We have other things in common. We’re both Blackhawk fans and we’re both old 🤭
Angotti
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 07.03.2019

Apr 8 @ 11:13 AM ET
I would think all of that would be teachable. Shouldn't one be able to learn how to fire a quick/accurate shot. It's a physical skill that one should at least be able to improve on if not master through muscle memory (playing a musical instrument). I would think it would be more difficult to learn hockey IQ/situation recognition/positioning (writing music). Yes you can be shown on a video (or even in practice) what to do during various situations, but it is more abstract and you have to make decisions in real time.
- Chunk

Not sure you can teach certain hockey skills, Bobby Hull can teach me how to take a slap shot all day long and I still wouldn’t be able to shoot the puck like him. Pirri has a great shot, unfortunately that’s his only skill, as his skating leaves a lot to be desired, and his allergy to defense hurts his stock as well.
Angotti
Season Ticket Holder
Chicago Blackhawks
Location: IL
Joined: 07.03.2019

Apr 8 @ 11:16 AM ET
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We have other things in common. We’re both Blackhawk fans and we’re both old 🤭

- paulr

Speak for yourself, I’m a young 65.
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