The Blackhawks Rinkcast – Episode 16 (Trade Deadline)

  

The-Rink.com co-hosts Jeff “Gatekeeper” Osborn and John “JJ” Jaeckel wrap up the Blackhawks trade deadline.

  • Michal Kempny traded to Washington
  • Ryan Hartman traded to Nashville
  • Hawks acquire Victor Ejdsell
  • Tommy Wingels traded to Boston
  • JF Berube looked good in his one start, but the Blackhawks still need to shut Corey Crawford down
  • Matthew Highmore called up from Rockford
  • More, Laz in the box
  • And, as always, some great listener questions.

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    Jeff Osborn
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    The-Rink.com co-hosts Jeff “Gatekeeper” Osborn and John “JJ” Jaeckel wrap up the Blackhawks trade deadline. Michal Kempny traded to Washington Ryan Ha
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    #5705
    hawkeytalk
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    @Jeff Osborn – this podcast is the first time you’ve compared the Hawks to Boston in my memory (in terms of building around an again core), which is probably the most positive you’ve been on the Hawks organization all year in terms of the near future. Also, JJ, this podcast is probably the most positive you’ve been all year too for the near future. I think that’s a good thing for the Hawks and he fan base, and this trade deadline should convince skeptical hawks fans that the organization is doing a pretty awesome job relative to the rest of the league, which was another point made by JJ.

    In the end, I get this year has been really shitty, but this organization is not in that dire of a situation. And gotta love 2 first round picks this year in a deep draft. Which makes me want to ask – should the Hawks keep their 2 picks or find a way to package picks and move up?

    #5706
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    You also mentioned Philip Grubauer, he should be a Hawks target. I lived in DC for 4 years and followed the Caps closely while I was there – he is legitimate and would thrive as a #1. And I don’t think he would cost too much. I’d be surprised if the Caps didn’t try to resign him, unless he is looking for a #1 job and didn’t want to come back behind Holtby.

    #5745

    @Jeff Osborn – this podcast is the first time you’ve compared the Hawks to Boston in my memory (in terms of building around an again core), which is probably the most positive you’ve been on the Hawks organization all year in terms of the near future. Also, JJ, this podcast is probably the most positive you’ve been all year too for the near future. I think that’s a good thing for the Hawks and he fan base, and this trade deadline should convince skeptical hawks fans that the organization is doing a pretty awesome job relative to the rest of the league, which was another point made by JJ. In the end, I get this year has been really shitty, but this organization is not in that dire of a situation. And gotta love 2 first round picks this year in a deep draft. Which makes me want to ask – should the Hawks keep their 2 picks or find a way to package picks and move up?

    I’m in favor of keeping the picks. With all the holes they have on the NHL roster, guys are moving up the ranks quickly and the prospect pool needs to get deeper. If anything, I would consider trading down from the top10 pick for more assets considering how deep the draft is, but it depends on who they like.

    #5794
    Jeff Osborn
    Keymaster

    @Jeff Osborn – this podcast is the first time you’ve compared the Hawks to Boston in my memory (in terms of building around an again core), which is probably the most positive you’ve been on the Hawks organization all year in terms of the near future.

    This team is currently a raging tire fire, but with some strategic off season moves, they could jump back in the race. With Toews and Kane a lot is possible, but Jonathan Toews needs to start being Jonathan Toews again.

    The cap is reportedly going up $4M which could not come at a better time. A lot will hinge in net, which is why Crawford needs to be shut down. If they want to compete and restock, they need to unload that Hossa money. Getting rid of Anisimov would help as well.

    If the planets align and they get a blue chip prospect this summer, they could be back in the race. I still feel like they need to make a bigger change than shuffling asst coaches, though.

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