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07-13-2012, 01:05 AM
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now it looks like we all agree that Q has to go...
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when we talk about the D, it ends with goalie suck or the system sucks
when we talk about the goalie, it ends with D sucks or the system
then we have those Q haters already.

Reading through HF, it all comes down to our system is what holds us back. Bad ST hold us back. In the end, this is Qs job

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when we talk about the D, it ends with goalie suck or the system sucks
when we talk about the goalie, it ends with D sucks or the system
then we have those Q haters already.

Reading through HF, it all comes down to our system is what holds us back. Bad ST hold us back. In the end, this is Qs job
They all suck that's the problem. Our coach refuses to change his tactics even though are team has proven to be deficient in defense. Our defense even with a new system lacks the skill, size and physicality to really do anything about it. Our goalie, no matter who plays in front of him isn't a strong goalie, he is mentally weak and lacks the athletic ability.

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They all suck that's the problem. Our coach refuses to change his tactics even though are team has proven to be deficient in defense. Our defense even with a new system lacks the skill, size and physicality to really do anything about it. Our goalie, no matter who plays in front of him isn't a strong goalie, he is mentally weak and lacks the athletic ability.
That's hard to argue on all counts. The Blackhawks would be a very good team if they played in the SEL or even if the NHL had Euro sized ice. Of course, they would still need a goaltender. As we stand now, we are mid pack, a far cry from any team that has sights on the SC.

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problem is that it's not the players that suck. It's the system they play. It's the special teams and it's a combination of players failing all at once.

Overall, the team can win the Cup next year AS IT IS

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Overall, the team can win the Cup next year AS IT IS
I'd guess that 90% of people think the opposite.

Crow/Emery hoisting the cup...LOL!

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Î don't care what others think. I care about what the players, coaches and FO think and about what I think...

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I don't think we can win the cup with last years Crawford, but most definitely can if we get Crow 10-11.

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I don't think we can win the cup with last years Crawford, but most definitely can if we get Crow 10-11.
Without a doubt we could with 10-11 Crow, and we are all banking on him returning to form.

10-11 Crow > 09-10 Niemi.

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Crawford 10-11 is Crawford 11-12 before other teams had him scouted.

Now they know.

You should be deathly afraid of the idea the Hawks think they just have to "adjust" something about Crawford's game. This happens all the time with young goalies. They get scouted, teams adjust, and then the goalie has to try to compensate for the identified weaknesses. Eventually they are cheating so much to cover up they can no longer cover what used to be their strengths.

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Crawford 10-11 is Crawford 11-12 before other teams had him scouted.

Now they know.

You should be deathly afraid of the idea the Hawks think they just have to "adjust" something about Crawford's game. This happens all the time with young goalies. They get scouted, teams adjust, and then the goalie has to try to compensate for the identified weaknesses. Eventually they are cheating so much to cover up they can no longer cover what used to be their strengths.
It did appear that CC was trying to be more aggressive last season to try and improve his game, and it backfired, exposing his inability to recover after the initial shot has been taken. It was painful to watch at times.

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It did appear that CC was trying to be more aggressive last season to try and improve his game, and it backfired, exposing his inability to recover after the initial shot has been taken. It was painful to watch at times.
he was coming out further last year than 10-11 and also the defense was worse, particularly bad in front of the net. Not a good combo for a guy who relies on positioning.

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he was coming out further last year than 10-11 and also the defense was worse, particularly bad in front of the net. Not a good combo for a guy who relies on positioning.
he was also playing too deep when the puck was behind the net. 3/4 of his body was IN the net. That's something that's coached.

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07-14-2012, 06:31 AM
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Craws problem wasn't that he was too deep in net, it was that he was too far away from it most of the time. He was to aggressiv and out of place most of the time.

He tried to be a goalie he just isn't. Still think that this is just a message to the Nucks to tell them we are fine, we won't overpay for your luongo

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Craws problem wasn't that he was too deep in net, it was that he was too far away from it most of the time. He was to aggressiv and out of place most of the time.

He tried to be a goalie he just isn't. Still think that this is just a message to the Nucks to tell them we are fine, we won't overpay for your luongo
and again, that's something he would have been coached on.

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Crawford 10-11 is Crawford 11-12 before other teams had him scouted.

Now they know.

You should be deathly afraid of the idea the Hawks think they just have to "adjust" something about Crawford's game. This happens all the time with young goalies. They get scouted, teams adjust, and then the goalie has to try to compensate for the identified weaknesses. Eventually they are cheating so much to cover up they can no longer cover what used to be their strengths.
We have no way of knowing if this is true or if Crawford simply had a sophomore slump, as many players do and have recovered from.
Personally I'd like an insurance option if what you said indeed does turn out to be true, but it looks like we're not going to have one.

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" ...the important thing is we know why he had some troubles,and we'll make sure it never happens again."


Hmmmm... I wonder what this "why" reason he had troubles was? Could it be:

1. Just sophmore jinx? (2nd year as the starter) IT HAPPENS...No such thing as the
3rd year jinx--so logically it will never happen again...

2. Too much partying with Kane.. They sure will make sure that won't happen again
-if that was the reason...

3. TEAM in front of him --refused to do their job in the d-zone --NOT a
bombardment of shots each night-but always a few big gaffe's or turnovers
resulting in quality chances on Crawford---THAT won't happen again because:

i) if it does Q will be turfed...so he (Q) will not allow a lazy D=-zone effort
from his crew again this year...no more contry club atmosphere. the team will
WORK HARD this year -that will help Crawford...

ii) Coaching staff was dysfunctional last year --assure us they will all be on the
same page this year--again that should help Crawford...

4. PK stunk for too long last year.. Asurances it will be a lot betterthis year-OR ELSE!
Crawford should benefit.


5. Having Brookbank this season and Montador for a full season will help the d-corps
depth,allowing less use of d-men in the wrong roles..Crawford willbenefit.


6. some technical issue they only caught afterthe playoff exit? Once discovered,
Waite has corrected crawford's technique flaw..


7. Other issues that have not cone out yet. Waite has taken the proper corrective
steps so he can assure us these won't affect Crawford again this year.

WHATEVER the reasons,hope he indeed has fixed the problem.
****ing fantastic post.

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problem is that it's not the players that suck. It's the system they play. It's the special teams and it's a combination of players failing all at once.

Overall, the team can win the Cup next year AS IT IS
Amen.

Will never understand how people think this roster lacks for talent, except in net.

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problem is that it's not the players that suck. It's the system they play. It's the special teams and it's a combination of players failing all at once.

Overall, the team can win the Cup next year AS IT IS
100% agree.

I don't see a single team in the league with much more talent than the hawks have. It will come down to coaching/scheme and crawford.

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07-15-2012, 07:52 AM
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I would add "luck" to what you said Madgoat

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Sad and disappointing article to say the least.

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I'd be willing to give Craw another chance. There aren't many others available and I would take a .91 Craw for next year

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