ANALYSIS: The Blackhawks publicly commit to a rebuild. (Wait, no)

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  • #18362
    John Jaeckel
    Keymaster

    “We want more than another window to win, we want to reach the summit again, and stay there—an effort that will require a stockpile of emerging talent
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    Apparently, all goalies are Vikings

    #18365
    Under Qs moustache
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    The Hawks are in talent limbo. The next crew either isn’t NHL ready yet to lead this team or isn’t talented enough to do so ever. Either way, should the Hawks strike gold like they did with Panarin and Kubalik or build thru the draft, this team won’t be good for awhile, and certainly not within the careers of 2,19, or 88. They may make some noise during the season by beating a few teams that are better but as composed now and next year they will be lucky to make the playoffs, especially with the trio in the net.

    Tampa has the depth the Hawks used to have before the big contracts priced it away. The real cost of keeping your talent is paying them more than they are worth. The Hawks out priced Detroit for Hossa, he won 3 cups with them. It goes both ways. Detroit sucks and is rebuilding, the Hawks are behind them in the process.

    Kane and Toews never looked down the road when they signed those huge deals, ditto for Sharpe. All are aware of the cap problems this team has every year, but they got theirs. SO if they are upset with the direction the team is going than waive your NTC and help the Hawks with the rebuild, because your contracts are handcuffing moves that could help this team retool. If you elect to stay, then STFU and play. Help develop these kids so they become NHL’ers sooner, and realize its your contract that handcuffed Stan, cost Q his job, and kept you out of the playoffs. 8 year deals should be a thing of the past, 5 should be the max, and no NMC/NTC after year 3. The Hawks as they are now, is the reason why these changes need to be made.

    #18370
    Mister Ricochet
    Participant

    “This is basically the formula the Blackhawks have been following for four years—just not trying to call it a rebuild.

    In other words, it is still not going to work, even if you “step out” and call it a rebuild.”

     

    My exact thoughts, JJ, after the very best interview I’ve ever heard with StanBow.  Hats of of to Laz and Powers.  …..  Adding Janmark and Wallmark is the same thing as adding Kunitz, DeHaan, Matta and Caggulia.  Gives the franchise the “make the playoffs and you never know” spin while they draft 10th again.  A formula, the same as this yr, that has seen them miss the playoffs for 5 straight yrs. Stuck in the squishy middle that accomplishes nothing.

    5 wasted yrs of delusional “One Goal” thinking.

    And I’ll beat this drum until proven wrong. I think going with in house goalies this yr is a backdoor tank under the guise and cover of “letting the young kids get their chance”.   With this goaltending, and this defense, under this coach they have a real shot of being a lottery team. …….. No honest evaluator can think this is a good idea unless tanking is the goal.

    But at least Stan is on record but not sure that matters.   Until Rocky has seen enough and brings in an adult as prez with a hockey background and he cleans house expect to continue drafting 10th with a shot at the lottery this yr.  …….. Or until Kane, Toews and Keith say enough, I want out or we wait until their contracts are off the books in 3 yrs and the Hawks get ZERO for them ala Zetterburg and Datsyuk.

    Indeed, nothing has changed.

    #18375
    CTBLACKHAWKFAN
    Participant

    “We want more than another window to win, we want to reach the summit again, and stay there—an effort that will require a stockpile of emerging talent[To continue reading full article, click here: ANALYSIS: The Blackhawks publicly commit to a rebuild. (Wait, no)]

    JJ

    Couldn’t agree more but than I’d be to negative with meatballs,  I assume you heard Stan on Powers and Laz Podcast? I mean his last 2 off seasons not counting this one? he had some cap space and gets 2 vet D AND then gets Shaw back by giving up 2nd’s? that’s not a rebuild! They had the space at one time to sign Hossa but I’m thinking he’s playing out the string with big 3 , buys out Seabrook in 2 years and gets his cap space , or he thinks Kane and Toews sign team friendly deals for more cap space because he said you need veterans too? I’m just trying to think what he might do but as you guys say on your podcast , if you are really rebuilding the big 3 need to get traded to move forward in rebuild!

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