HFBoards

Go Back   HFBoards > NHL Western Conference > Central Division > Chicago Blackhawks
Notices

Hawks acquire Handzus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old
04-05-2013, 05:14 PM
  #276
IU Hawks fan
They call me 'IU'
 
IU Hawks fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: No longer IU
Country: United States
Posts: 18,465
vCash: 772
Quote:
Originally Posted by massivegoonery View Post
Good thing you're not in charge.


Kruger has been absolutely everything you want out of a 4C this year. Sure, his FO% isn't great, but he brings a lot to the table, and that's why Handzus is here...not to be a 4C but to take bottom 6 draws! Not having Kruger in the playoff lineup is beyond ridiculous.

IU Hawks fan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 05:20 PM
  #277
coldsteelonice84
Registered User
 
coldsteelonice84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 25,247
vCash: 10592
Yeah, that was pretty out there. He's been good for us all year.

coldsteelonice84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 05:20 PM
  #278
BobbyJet
Registered User
 
BobbyJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dundas, Ontario. Can
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,128
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by HossTheBoss View Post
I'm one of Frolik's biggest supporters, but if he didn't play a couple games on the 1st line, I don't think anyone would take Kruger out in favor of Fro.
Handzus was quite good last night, given what the likely low expectations from this board were of him heading into the game. He wasn't painfully slow, had at least one good hit that I can remember, and was dominant on draws.

Definitely wouldn't mind seeing these lines once Sharp gets back:

Saad - Toews - Hossa
Sharp - Bolland - Kane
Bickell - Handsuz - Stalberg
Shaw - Kruger - Frolik

And, if Sharp goes back to centre:

Stalberg - Toews - Kane
Saad - Sharp - Hossa
Bickell - Bolland - Handsuz
Shaw - Kruger - Frolik
In the playoffs, I certainly would dress Frolik ahead of Kruger.

I liked Handzus' game as well and if last night was a typical sample, it should be Kruger who is the odd man out. Adding Morin could do wonders, imo. I like the line-up proposed by Americandream but I would add Mayers, hence something along these lines:

Saad - Toews - Hossa
Morin - Sharp - Kane
Stalberg - Bolland - Bickell
Shaw - Handzus - Frolik/Mayers/Carcillo

BobbyJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 05:31 PM
  #279
coldsteelonice84
Registered User
 
coldsteelonice84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 25,247
vCash: 10592
No Kruger? What's the issue and what makes him better than Fro?

coldsteelonice84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 05:31 PM
  #280
deytookerjaabs
Registered Smut User
 
deytookerjaabs's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Chicago
Posts: 5,467
vCash: 500
I think the Kruger argument is moot. He has been great and no one is knocking his game. Him as the C with Handzus as the faceoff winger would be fine too. Our second line is the one that needs retooling in order to be a bona fide threat.

deytookerjaabs is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 05:47 PM
  #281
BobbyJet
Registered User
 
BobbyJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dundas, Ontario. Can
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,128
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by coldsteelonice84 View Post
No Kruger? What's the issue and what makes him better than Fro?
In a nutshell .... Playoff hockey!

Frolik can play it and has proven so, Kruger can't. He's too weak, still.

BobbyJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 06:04 PM
  #282
HockeySensible
Smug Teuvo
 
HockeySensible's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: Canada
Posts: 14,801
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyJet View Post
In a nutshell .... Playoff hockey!

Frolik can play it and has proven so, Kruger can't. He's too weak, still.

HockeySensible is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 06:21 PM
  #283
coldsteelonice84
Registered User
 
coldsteelonice84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 25,247
vCash: 10592
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyJet View Post
In a nutshell .... Playoff hockey!

Frolik can play it and has proven so, Kruger can't. He's too weak, still.
I agree with the importance, but we're in first. Go down 2-0 or 2-1, make the switch, no question, provided Kruger or someone else isn't delivering. Gotta start with with what got you there the most though.

coldsteelonice84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 06:50 PM
  #284
BobbyJet
Registered User
 
BobbyJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dundas, Ontario. Can
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,128
vCash: 500
/\ There's still lots of hockey to be played.

I keep Frolik in the line-up, in the PO's, to PK and because he has proven in the past he can turn up his game in the post season ... but a smallish 4th line is no way to win in a gruelling playoff series. As a 4th liner Kruger would be outweighed by at least 30 lbs, often more, by ops 4th liners. That said, I'd be shocked if Q sat him immediately but after being rag dolled in a few games that thought process may change. This is assuming that Handzus can play like he showed last night, and the team is healthy.

BobbyJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-05-2013, 07:20 PM
  #285
coldsteelonice84
Registered User
 
coldsteelonice84's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 25,247
vCash: 10592
Yeah, let's see how we wrap up, I'll have to keep an extra eye on the two to see what you are seeing but I will look hard.

coldsteelonice84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 03:30 AM
  #286
LandofLincoln
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago
Posts: 2,600
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hawkaholic View Post
Do you honestly think Bollig will be a regular once we are 100% healthy??
He should be because out of the grit guys he has played the best. I don't see him being a regular this season. Q seems to favor veteran players and Mayers and Carcillo will both be on the playoff roster and Bollig will not be.

Bowman may not have Mayers on his playoff roster, but Q will request that he stays on...

I hope Stan, Scotty and the senior advisors overrule Q's bias. Q is a good coach, but I would rather Bowman make decisions concerning the roster.

LandofLincoln is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 05:33 AM
  #287
Bubba88
Toews = Savior
 
Bubba88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bavaria
Country: Germany
Posts: 24,049
vCash: 500
hey look, bobby finds a way to bash Krüger

Bubba88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 08:08 AM
  #288
BobbyJet
Registered User
 
BobbyJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dundas, Ontario. Can
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,128
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bubba88 View Post
hey look, bobby finds a way to bash Krüger
Not a bash. I want to field the best team possible. Simple as that. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, Kruger (at this stage in his career) is a tweener.

BobbyJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 11:42 AM
  #289
H a w k s
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 382
vCash: 500
Short of an another injury to the top six. Morin won't be a in the playoff lineup over Frolik and Kruger.

H a w k s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 11:50 AM
  #290
Sevanston
Moderator
 
Sevanston's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: NYC
Posts: 10,542
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyJet View Post
Not a bash. I want to field the best team possible. Simple as that. I've said it once, and I'll say it again, Kruger (at this stage in his career) is a tweener.


Kruger has been great all season. He's earned his right to play.

Sevanston is online now   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 11:51 AM
  #291
BobbyJet
Registered User
 
BobbyJet's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Dundas, Ontario. Can
Country: Canada
Posts: 6,128
vCash: 500
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sevanston View Post


Kruger has been great all season. He's earned his right to play.
Great!

BobbyJet is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 11:57 AM
  #292
Blackhawkswincup
Global Moderator
 
Blackhawkswincup's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Country: United States
Posts: 101,644
vCash: 340
Quote:
Originally Posted by BobbyJet View Post
Great!
36 GP with 3 goals + 8 assists for 11 pts in 13:45 TOI (2:25 SH TOI) per game

Among all NHL forwards Kruger is currently 12th in NHL in total SH minutes

I would say he has been great in role he has been given as has Frolik

4th line Energy/PK specialist's are what you get from Fro/Kruger at this point

Blackhawkswincup is offline   Reply With Quote
Old
04-06-2013, 05:53 PM
  #293
Bubba88
Toews = Savior
 
Bubba88's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Bavaria
Country: Germany
Posts: 24,049
vCash: 500
and they are good at their job and created some chemistry.

Bubba88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Forum Jump


Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:50 PM.

monitoring_string = "e4251c93e2ba248d29da988d93bf5144"
Contact Us - HFBoards - Archive - Privacy Statement - Terms of Use - Advertise - Top - AdChoices

vBulletin Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
HFBoards.com is a property of CraveOnline Media, LLC, an Evolve Media, LLC company. ©2014 All Rights Reserved.