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    2011 Blackhawks Off-Season Thread


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    hahah don't be so depressed man I feel like the Hawks kind of saved face and still let people know this team isn't going away like some Cup teams do. With our youth and some of our solid vets to help anchor the team we are going to be having some big series in the future.

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    I know. Still disappointing though. We played bad in OT... had the PP opportunity..other than that the Canucks really earned that W. Crawford kept us in it the last 2 games.

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    I am just going to not think about the missed opportunities cause those are the ones that start to eat at me. I will just look at the whole series as one great ride. TBH think about it at down 3-0 I remember saying on here I just wanted to grab at least one game and next thing I know here we were game 7 OT. They played there hearts out and left everything out there.

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    I think Frolik and Campoli stay. Not only were they good stellar in the playoffs, they had fun at it too.

    Ben Smith should have an interesting training camp. . .

    Can Bickell take another step forward next year? He knows his role now: hit and shoot.

    I think with Campoli and Leddy in the fold there's no question about the D, and John Scott can enjoy the popcorn from the press box.

    Getting Crow set with a contract is a priority, he was unbelievable tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagwood View Post
    I think Frolik and Campoli stay. Not only were they good stellar in the playoffs, they had fun at it too.

    Ben Smith should have an interesting training camp. . .

    Can Bickell take another step forward next year? He knows his role now: hit and shoot.

    I think with Campoli and Leddy in the fold there's no question about the D, and John Scott can enjoy the popcorn from the press box.

    Getting Crow set with a contract is a priority, he was unbelievable tonight.
    whats the cap situation looking like?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red222 View Post
    whats the cap situation looking like?
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    $4 mil in bonuses to Toews/Kane come off the books. CG says about $8.3 in space available (with Kruger and Smith factored in).

    RFA's: Frolik, Brouwer, Stalberg, Dowell, Campoli, and Crawford.

    UFA's: Kopecky, Pisani, Johnson, Hendry, and Turco.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red222 View Post
    whats the cap situation looking like?
    capgeeks is projecting about 8.35 million for the Hawks

    edit: looks like that is if the cap stays at 59.4, most things I have read say that it will be going up some
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    Disappointing, but a well fought series. I'm gonna miss watching Hawk playoff hockey. Nothing beats the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dagwood View Post
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    $4 mil in bonuses to Toews/Kane come off the books. CG says about $8.3 in space available (with Kruger and Smith factored in).

    RFA's: Frolik, Brouwer, Stalberg, Dowell, Campoli, and Crawford.

    UFA's: Kopecky, Pisani, Johnson, Hendry, and Turco.
    I think that's with the cap not going up. Cap will definitely go up.

    I see most of those RFA's returning, don't know about Dowell though.

    For the UFA's - honestly, all of them might not return.

    Look, we have a real young team and a real young core. I wouldn't mind seeing us trade away a young guy or two for some real solid veteran with a cheap contract. We really need to get some grit on this team, some grit that can score.

    I've suggested this...trade Leddy for a cheap 2nd line center (which I think is one of our top needs). Look, I like Leddy but what does he bring to the table over Keith, Campbell, and Campoli? Having Leddy as a #5/6 guy is a waste in my opinion, and a lot of our Dmen are signed long term. Our #5/6 guy should be someone who is tough as nails and can kill penalties. Leddy would be worth a lot on the trade market.

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    It's not about what Leddy can do next year, it's what he can do when the other guys slow down. If we end up with an absolute surplus (Olsen, Lalonde, plus the 6 we have now), then see what's out there. Otherwise, why mess with a 19 year old that plays poised?

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    Heard the cap is expected to go up 3-4 mil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boom! View Post
    I think that's with the cap not going up. Cap will definitely go up.

    I see most of those RFA's returning, don't know about Dowell though.

    For the UFA's - honestly, all of them might not return.

    Look, we have a real young team and a real young core. I wouldn't mind seeing us trade away a young guy or two for some real solid veteran with a cheap contract. We really need to get some grit on this team, some grit that can score.

    I've suggested this...trade Leddy for a cheap 2nd line center (which I think is one of our top needs). Look, I like Leddy but what does he bring to the table over Keith, Campbell, and Campoli? Having Leddy as a #5/6 guy is a waste in my opinion, and a lot of our Dmen are signed long term. Our #5/6 guy should be someone who is tough as nails and can kill penalties. Leddy would be worth a lot on the trade market.
    I wouldnt trade Leddy however there may be a log jam on D. The Hawks have a lot of prospects and draft picks they can use for a cheap 2nd line center. Now obviously if there is a trade Bowman cant refuse for Leddy, then you pull the trigger.
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    I think Hammer is expendable

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