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View Poll Results: Which FA woulf you rather have?

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  • MARIAN HOSSA

    6 40.00%
  • BRIAN CAMPBELL

    9 60.00%
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    Hossa and Carcillo ready for 2012 training camp

    Hossa and Carcillo attended the 2012 blackhawks convention and said there ready for 2012 training camp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    We can't offer sheet him, but the Hawks can still deal for Evander Kane, though it completely goes against Stan's history here.
    We'd have to be sure we could sign him right away. He's an RFA so even if we traded for him, a team could still offer-sheet him. I don't know what it would take to get him, but I'd imagine Winnipeg would want an absolute haul for Kane. Although they do kind of owe us from us gifting them Ladd and Byfuglien.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    And Rocky and McDouche are just fine with it. If Q and his lackeys go, they can take both Bowmans and McDouche with them.
    Not entirely sure Scotty Bowman's done much to get fired, other than hiring his ball-less son as our GM.

    McDonough would be great if he'd just butt out of the hockey part of things. The guy is great at marketing, but for some asinine reason thinks he needs to be involved in the hockey part of things. If Scotty could tell McDonough to keep his nose out of the hockey part of things, then I'd be happy keeping McDonough.

    If we have another first-round exit again, I hope Q, his lackies, and Stan Bowman are all fired, as well as McDonough if he tries to get involved in the hockey part of things. Hire a new GM that's cap-conscious and has a pair of balls, hire a new coach (not sure who), and maybe get a new marketing guy if McDonogh gets fired.

    Having said all that, if we could get a physical 3/4 defenseman and maybe get Jason Arnott for cheap to be our 3rd line center, bumping Bolland up to 2nd line C, I think we could definitely get past the first round with that team, and would probably be serious contenders.

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    I believe Hossa said he hopes he will be ready. He hasn't even started skating yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwstriker299 View Post
    I believe Hossa said he hopes he will be ready. He hasn't even started skating yet.
    At least this injury happened at the end of year. He had lots of time to sit and veg. Im sure he will be back, but they have to take it slow. As for car bomb, he is a bigger piece to winning then people realize. This team was playing really well when he was in the line up. He brings that element of look the **** out when hes on the ice. I have no problem with him playing on one of the top two lines. If nothing else changes, he should play with Kane. I think Kaner can be a good C, but he needs some meat around him. Carcillo is good on the fore check and likes to go to the net.

    I also think that a whole year of Carcillo and Shaw will help out. Both are on the smaller side, but play a big mans game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CubbieKid17 View Post
    We'd have to be sure we could sign him right away. He's an RFA so even if we traded for him, a team could still offer-sheet him. I don't know what it would take to get him, but I'd imagine Winnipeg would want an absolute haul for Kane. Although they do kind of owe us from us gifting them Ladd and Byfuglien.
    It would have to be a sign and trade for an amount pre-agreed upon by the Hawks. Not likely to happen, but it's the kind of move a more aggressive GM would kick the tires on.

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    Jesse Roger's convention wrap-up.

    http://espn.go.com/blog/chicago/blac...#more?tw_p=twt

    CHICAGO -- A look at a few major -- and not-so major -- topics of conversation at the fifth annual Chicago Blackhawks fan convention:

    Patrick Kane: Kane said he was “embarrassed” by photos of him that made it to the internet after a weekend of partying in Madison, Wis. in early May.

    Analysis: Kane has said the right things previously after similar types of incidents so his actions will speak louder than his words. It’s not like he has to change his lifestyle completely. Joel Quenneville said players “eventually get it” but we know that’s not always the case. A potential tense moment was averted when Kane was asked directly if he has a drinking problem. He simply said no, he just needs to be smarter and continue to mature.

    Marian Hossa: Hossa said he’s feeling better after suffering a blow to the head in the playoffs. He’s also no longer mad at the man who delivered it, Raffi Torres of Phoenix.

    Analysis: Hossa looked and sounded good while addressing the media on Friday. However, to be completely back from a head injury he’ll have to get knocked around a little. That hasn’t happened yet. That should come in training camp, a perfect time to take things slow and then progress.

    Corey Crawford: He addressed a throng of reporters as people wanted to know how he felt about the Hawks’ pursuit of Martin Brodeur and rumblings that he might not be the man in net long-term.

    Analysis: Crawford is believable when he claims he doesn’t focus on “that stuff” and isn’t a media hound when it comes to reading reports and the like. He did admit the whole situation motivates him to be better and vowed to become so. But he also said he would be motivated anyway. He called last season “up and down”. Unless the Hawks get someone decidedly better he deserves a chance to recapture his form from his rookie year. There is no legitimate and obvious reason he can’t.

    Jonathan Toews: Toews said he’s “as involved as the other 750 players” in regards to the collective bargaining negotiations taking place. When asked if he expected an edgier Joel Quenneville coming off a disappointing finish to last season, he responded, “As a core, our leadership, our top players, there are things we learned last season that we’re going to come in and be prepared for this year and same goes for our coaching staff. They take responsibility for certain things like [special teams]. It was definitely a learning process last year and we’re going to be better for it.”

    Analysis: There is little doubt special teams will be a major focus come training camp. Toews might be one of the few core guys on offense who ends up playing both on the power play and penalty kill. And that’s a good thing. He also said he kept in touch with Zach Parise while he was a free agent but it didn’t sound like he put the full-court press on Parise to come to Chicago.

    Marcus Kruger: Kruger is probably the favorite to start the season as the second-line center. He said his focus during the summer was to “gain weight and get faster.”

    Analysis: Kruger did indeed look slightly bigger but he admitted you can’t put it all on in one offseason. That will come over several years. If his offensive game can catch up to his defensive prowess the Hawks might have their answer on that second line. He still might be a year way from really being a top 6 forward -- if he is one at all. There is little doubt he can fill a third-line role but that’s not where the Hawks need him right now.

    Dan Carcillo: He says he’s nearly healed from the knee injury that ended his season. Once again, the topic of his style of play came up, considering his year ended with the injury and a seven-game suspension.

    “I always walk a fine line with the way I play,” Carcillo said. “And I’ll always play the same way because if I don’t I won’t have a job. You just have to be very conscious now about how you hit and hitting the right way. You’re always toeing the line but I don’t foresee it being a problem.”

    Analysis: On one hand it sounds like Carcillo is starting to get it but when he says he’ll “always play the same way” it makes you cringe a little. Does it have to be all or nothing? A slight adjustment to his style can keep him on the ice and out of Brendan Shanahan’s office. Like Kane’s off-the-ice activities, this is a wait-and-see approach with Carcillo.

    Patrick Sharp: Sharp isn’t thinking about a lockout.

    “I don’t want to be that guy preparing for a lockout who then shows up to training camp out of shape,” he said. “So it’s not even on my mind at all.”

    Analysis: It’s a good attitude to have and for his first training camp at over 30 years old, Sharp already looks in good shape. If healthy he could have another monster year. Last season was very good despite the whole team’s inability to score consistently on the power play. Sharp has become one of the more reliable point producers in the league.

    Sheldon Brookbank: The lone newcomer to the roster was praised by both Quenneville and general manager Stan Bowman as an important piece to the Hawks puzzle. His focus will be on defense, not necessarily moving the puck up the ice as other blue-liners do.

    Analysis: Brookbank is this year’s Sean O’Donnell, only about nine years younger. If he can be a lockdown guy both 5-on-5 and on the penalty kill he’ll be very valuable. His job will be to simply kill plays before they get too dangerous. Bowman needs to hit a home run with this signing even if he’s just a No. 5 or 6. That third pairing on defense was a problem last year.

    Dave Bolland: Bolland got married and was the subject of trade rumors -- but not for Roberto Luongo. Besides, how could he ever be a teammate of the Sedins? Bolland was asked as much.

    “Oh here we go,” Bolland joked.

    And what about being a teammate of Luongo himself?

    “Next question,” Bolland responded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    It would have to be a sign and trade for an amount pre-agreed upon by the Hawks. Not likely to happen, but it's the kind of move a more aggressive GM would kick the tires on.
    I'd love it if it happened, believe me. I just don't see Bowman making a move like that. I really hope I'm wrong and we can pull something like Stalberg, prospects, and a couple first round picks for Evander Kane. He'd fit in really well here and would give us a big hitter to go along with our core. In addition to that, he's got 40 goal potential. Kane-Toews-Kane top line would be one of the best in hockey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    It would have to be a sign and trade for an amount pre-agreed upon by the Hawks. Not likely to happen, but it's the kind of move a more aggressive GM would kick the tires on.
    Can a signed RFA be traded? I know if Nashville matches on Weber they can't trade him for a year (hence one of the reasons philly has so much money in the deal this year), I just don't know if that happens just for a match or a signed contract. The real answer is that they would have to let the hawks talk to kane before the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanTHEman9990 View Post
    Can a signed RFA be traded? I know if Nashville matches on Weber they can't trade him for a year (hence one of the reasons philly has so much money in the deal this year), I just don't know if that happens just for a match or a signed contract. The real answer is that they would have to let the hawks talk to kane before the deal.
    I want to say that it only applies to teams who offer sheet and sign an RFA, and not teams retaining their own. I will search for the answer.

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    Bolland = the man
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    I want to say that it only applies to teams who offer sheet and sign an RFA, and not teams retaining their own. I will search for the answer.

    This answer is correct.

    Most of us remember how the Blackhawks couldn't trade Hjalmarsson for a year because the Blackhawks matched a contract. If the Blackhawks simply signed Hjalmarsson (not through another team's offer sheet) then he could have been traded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1990 View Post
    At least this injury happened at the end of year. He had lots of time to sit and veg. Im sure he will be back, but they have to take it slow. As for car bomb, he is a bigger piece to winning then people realize. This team was playing really well when he was in the line up. He brings that element of look the **** out when hes on the ice. I have no problem with him playing on one of the top two lines. If nothing else changes, he should play with Kane. I think Kaner can be a good C, but he needs some meat around him. Carcillo is good on the fore check and likes to go to the net.

    I also think that a whole year of Carcillo and Shaw will help out. Both are on the smaller side, but play a big mans game.
    Absolutely agree. Carcillo was awesome on the second line with Kane last year. Lets not forget, none of us were *****ing about the lineup when we were the first team to 50 points last year. I think the team we have right now is better than last year.

    As you said, a full year of Carcillo and Shaw will only help.

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    Division News: Rick Nash traded to the Rangers

    http://www.cbssports.com/nhl/blog/ey...w-york-rangers

    I don't know much about the players NYR are giving them but reading on the NHL forum people are really surprised that's all they got for him. Rangers just wow on their attack.
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    The way Howson was holding onto this guy, I'm surprised he didn't get a kings ransom for him.
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