Blackhawks Rinkcast – Episode 51 – Season Wrap / Draft Lottery

  

The-Rink.com co-hosts “Gatekeeper” and “JJ” are joined by staff writers Mario Tirabassi, Eric Andrews, Ray Napientek to talk about the end of the Blackhawks season.

  • The Blackhawks moved up from 12th to third in the NHL Draft Lottery!
  • What should/could the Blackhawks do in the draft?
  • Is it possible they trade up or down?
  • How does the change in draft order change summer free agency?
  • Airing of grievances.
  • We answer some listener and reader questions

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    #12703
    matt_ahrens
    Participant

    Good show, guys.

    I agree on what JJ and others were saying about goals for the coming seasons:

    2019-20: playoffs, maybe win a series

    2020-21: outside contender, playoffs, win at least one, maybe two series

    2021-22: Strong contender, final four at least, goal is to win it all

    2022-23: Same

    Regarding the draft pick. Why not listen to offers. Yes, do all due diligence on all the players, have some you like a lot. Even the top two in case they drop. The more you like picking third, the better the offer needs to be from other clubs trying to move up. It’s an asset, get the greatest return from it.

    #12705
    Jeff Osborn
    Keymaster

    Good show, guys. I agree on what JJ and others were saying about goals for the coming seasons: 2019-20: playoffs, maybe win a series 2020-21: outside contender, playoffs, win at least one, maybe two series 2021-22: Strong contender, final four at least, goal is to win it all 2022-23: Same Regarding the draft pick. Why not listen to offers. Yes, do all due diligence on all the players, have some you like a lot. Even the top two in case they drop. The more you like picking third, the better the offer needs to be from other clubs trying to move up. It’s an asset, get the greatest return from it.

    I don’t think anyone said not to listen, but it would have to be a GROSS overpayment.

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    #12713
    Eric Neuman
    Participant

    So they signed Boquist last season because they wanted to control his development, but a year later they abandon that strategy and draft a Russian where they have almost no control? How does that make sense?

    If their pick can’t play in the NHL this year because of ability that’s one thing. You let them develop. If he can’t play because he’s in Russia for two more years that’s a huge liability. You draft VP if he comes over to North America now, and leave him if it’s a question mark. I like him as a player and he would also help by bumping Kahun to the 3rd line, but they don’t need another Shulanov situation, or what the Wild are dealing with that guy they drafted 4 years ago.

    If you’re going to assess the needs of the team you can’t do that if you have no idea when he comes over. He could sign another extension after 2 years and stay over there for God knows how long whether he’s NHL ready or not.

    #12717
    Mister Ricochet
    Participant

    So they signed Boquist last season because they wanted to control his development, but a year later they abandon that strategy and draft a Russian where they have almost no control? How does that make sense? If their pick can’t play in the NHL this year because of ability that’s one thing. You let them develop. If he can’t play because he’s in Russia for two more years that’s a huge liability. You draft VP if he comes over to North America now, and leave him if it’s a question mark. I like him as a player and he would also help by bumping Kahun to the 3rd line, but they don’t need another Shulanov situation, or what the Wild are dealing with that guy they drafted 4 years ago. If you’re going to assess the needs of the team you can’t do that if you have no idea when he comes over. He could sign another extension after 2 years and stay over there for God knows how long whether he’s NHL ready or not.

    I’m with you 100% here and within 5 minutes of them getting the #3 posted so everywhere.  The summary is IMO the Cossack is no doubt the #3 rated player on my board, is reported to have TWO yrs left on a pro contract with KHL St Petersberg and that there is no way you take even the slimmest of chances of him not reporting to the Hawks.   You just don’t take that chance.   Maybe with the 15th, 25th or 30th pick but not the 3rd.  ……. This can be a franchise changing or breaking pick.   Hit a double don’t swing for a homer and pop out.

    Now if they have 100% assurance he’ll come to NA you draft him and you have your #1 RW for 15 yrs.  Kid is a helluva prospect with no holes on the ice.

    The consolation prize of a CENTERMAN like Dach, Turcotte, Zegras or Cozens is the high probability of a 12 yr 1st or 2nd line centerman that are as hard to acquire, and as expensive, as a top 2 Dman.

    I still want the Hawks to look at every option and posted so right after they got the #3 but this is not insightful on my part.   Every team does this with most any pick and should.

    Really my biggest concern is worrying about Kane and Toews’ window and how that will dictate how they proceed.  I just see them over thinking if they do this.   Take the highest rated player on the board that will report or the best deal for the pick and keep the non-hockey people out of the decision making process.

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