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08-07-2012, 09:27 AM
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Specific Hawks goal you want accomplished..

Obviously everyone wants the Hawks to win the Cup, but besides that, what's a specific goal you want to see the Hawks accomplish this season?

I'd like to see them...

a) stomp out Edmonton this year

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b) get atleast 5 shutouts for Craw/Emery

Accomplishing either one of these would mean our defense has significantly improved and we're ready for a deep playoff run

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08-07-2012, 09:32 AM
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+30 goal differential or better.

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08-07-2012, 09:58 AM
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Top 10 rankings for both special teams.

Nothing less is acceptable, especially not for the power play.

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08-07-2012, 10:41 AM
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Improvement in scoring in the first and 1st period scoring differential.
Middle third for both special teams.
4-1-1 against Detroit to make sure they're 3rd or 4th in the Central
A single (1) shutout to prove it can be done.
No Kaner news off of the ice.
Fewer interviews with Mike Kitchen at the 2nd intermission.

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08-07-2012, 11:00 AM
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Conference final.. Showing they can win a couple of series will go a long way towards getting this teams mojo back.

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08-07-2012, 11:30 AM
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Individual player goal: Toews finally reaching the PPG plateau.
Team aspect goal: Improved power play
Season goal: Finish at least 2nd in the Central
Playoff goal: ONE GOAL

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08-07-2012, 11:51 AM
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Top 10 rankings for both special teams.

Nothing less is acceptable, especially not for the power play.
this is probably the single biggest item for me, while staying good at ES

other than that just generally playing to their potential, we have a solid roster overall

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08-07-2012, 12:06 PM
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team sv% of 0.910 or better

top 10 PP, top 15 PK

Goal differential of +25 or more

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08-07-2012, 12:09 PM
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Win the division and get past the 1st round.

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08-07-2012, 12:23 PM
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Crawford above .910%

Keith return to 90% of 08-10 form.

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08-07-2012, 01:52 PM
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Finish ahead of Detroit and Nashville, no reason they shouldn't be better than both of those teams this year.

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08-07-2012, 02:29 PM
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make the POs
Top 15 PP & PK

unrealistic
Crawford wins Vezina

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08-07-2012, 05:35 PM
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make the POs
Top 15 PP & PK
WHAT?! They should be able to accomplish that rather unlofty goal in their sleep. I was thinking: top 5 PP and top 10 PK would be more appropriate, or at the very least top 10 in both STs.

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08-07-2012, 05:41 PM
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-Be more advantageous (power play)
-More physicality
-Change in philosophy

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08-07-2012, 06:18 PM
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Crawford post 38 wins .926% 6 SO

Toews gets PPG and Selke

4vs5
Smash Vancouver

Leddy turns into
Mini-Keith

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Would really like to see Kane and Crawford have huge bounce back years. Like someone else mentioned a top 10 special teams would be fantastic.

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08-07-2012, 07:45 PM
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Hawks finish 3rd win conference

Chi-109
STL-103
DET-98
NSH-96
CBJ-81

Crawford posts 917% with 35-40 wins

Kane scores 83 points

JT gets his Selke

Saad replaces void by Ladd

Shaw makes Versteeg a blah

Bickell's got the power to replace what once was Brouwer

Carcillo shall flourish as we forget again about Burish

For all the nay sayers' solid play by Jamal Mayers

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08-07-2012, 10:11 PM
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Hawks finish 3rd win conference

Chi-109
STL-103
DET-98
NSH-96
CBJ-81

Crawford posts 917% with 35-40 wins

Kane scores 83 points

JT gets his Selke

Saad replaces void by Ladd

Shaw makes Versteeg a blah

Bickell's got the power to replace what once was Brouwer

Carcillo shall flourish as we forget again about Burish

For all the nay sayers' solid play by Jamal Mayers
solid poetry

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Hawks finish 3rd win conference

Chi-109
STL-103
DET-98
NSH-96
CBJ-81

Crawford posts 917% with 35-40 wins

Kane scores 83 points

JT gets his Selke

Saad replaces void by Ladd

Shaw makes Versteeg a blah

Bickell's got the power to replace what once was Brouwer

Carcillo shall flourish as we forget again about Burish

For all the nay sayers' solid play by Jamal Mayers
If all those things happen, we'll win the President's Trophy

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08-08-2012, 12:57 AM
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WHAT?! They should be able to accomplish that rather unlofty goal in their sleep. I was thinking: top 5 PP and top 10 PK would be more appropriate, or at the very least top 10 in both STs.
nothing wrong with those expectations
make the POs
Top 15 PP & PK

1st is obvious and 2nd would be a good improvement over last year. This is the realistic goal we need to have

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08-08-2012, 04:29 AM
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Just making the playoffs....

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08-08-2012, 06:03 AM
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Just making the playoffs....
This along with Marcus Kruger, Nick Leddy and Stan Bowman with other organizations. Derp

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08-08-2012, 10:36 AM
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1.Earn your paycheck by playing hard and competing for 60 minutes or into Ot if required....please none of this competing hard for a third to half a game--if that--and clock -watching lacksadaisical mode the other times in a game...We see less talented teams working hard almost every shift competing as best they can to get the win but our guys too often relying on their quick strike talent seem to think that putting in only a couple of effective shifts a game is all it takes to get them a win..sometimes it is enough BUT you can't expect to win a Cup on bad habits and eventually such laxity will come back to bite you with lossess...WE need to cvompete hasrder ,longer in games and in more games during a season...so the very first goal is : MORE COMPETE,less cruising by on talent alone...


2. More TEAM PLAY ...we saw too much breakdown and lack of support between forwards and d-men..they must work better together and rely ess on individual talent to bail out a team...Nice to see say Stalberg dominate Columbus(though not any other team)--but where are the rest of the highly paid stars just cruising and letting Stalberg bail them out against bottom feeder teams ..We need a WHOLE TEAM to show up for games not just bursts from individual players.There must be better support for each other ...The chemistry was off too much last year and must be better this year...SO the 2nd goal is to see the team display more chemistry and support for each other. Win as a team..not -whose turn is it to bail us out tonight?


3. Goaltending ...that save % of Crawford's last year is unacceptable..it must be better this year by a wide margin...At least mid-range .912-.915 ...


4. PP and PK must improve ...At least one of the specialty teams must be top ten ,the other secialty team at least mid-pack...

5. Coaching....last year there was clear dysfunction ..They must be more cohesive AND effective in getting the players to execute better AND not be so lax as to accept players who start slacking off...They cannot run a country club atmosphere again.It must be all business and focus this year....

6. Players must avoid serious injury .stars must not get concussed...

7. Players must show progression or at least stability to their talent level---not regression (are you listening #88?)...

9. No player should be worse than -5 in ES play ....another -12 from a d-man and you can kiss real contender status good-bye...even if that is achieved
there should be only a very few pl;ayers with negative +/- totals...the vast majority of the team must post positive +/- stats..

10. A special goal: NO MORE 9 and 8 goal against games when playing EDM--they cannot be so embarrased as professionals again...

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08-08-2012, 12:00 PM
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How about top half of the league in hits and blocked shots.

That would be nice.

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08-08-2012, 01:19 PM
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Team wise: Central Division Title, +30 or more GD.

Individual wise: 40 goal season from either one of the big 4 (likely Toews or Sharp), Toews was on pace for this last season before he got hurt.


Overall: Improved play from the bottom 6 forwards, harder to play against, more grit and toughness which I think we'll have with full seasons of Shaw and Carcillo.

Improved Offensive production from Kane and Keith.

One of the young guns/rookies to really shine, Brandon Saad, Jimmy Hayes and love to see Kyle Beach step up and bring what he does best to this team. Put him on a 3rd line with Bolland and Shaw, so at least he can play with some talent and Bolland has a guy that can actually shoot the puck and play his type of game.

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