Maybe that is why they traded a second for Rundblad.....because they already knew/suspected Hayes was not going to sign.
Pretty sure the Kayes pick would be for the following draft (2015) so it's probably a stretch to say they're related. If the Rundblad trade suggests anything it's that Stanbo knows that at least one of the 6 (other) Dmen signed for next season won't be back. Of course it could be just as likely that Stan just liked the player and the price and decided he'd figure the rest out later.
The Hogs outshot Abbottsford 48-18 and lost 6-3. I can't even believe the box score I'm looking at. Is that a typo?!
Johns 3 shots and a +1.
McNeill seems to be coming along nicely.
Hogs proved they are ready for NHL/Hawks- outshot Heat by 30 and still lost...
SB signed Runblad- probably cuz 27/32 are dinged badly enough that one or both might be subpar for playoffs... why Oduya was allowed/selfish - to play in Olympics -when He was hurt prior to that is garbage...
Hopefully- both are gone next year- giving Hawks over $5M in Cap to get another stud forward... let Dbeck/Johns/ or Cdening play on the Cheap
Johns managed to be a +1 with 3 shots in his first game with Rockford last night..They lost to Abbotsford 6-3 but out shot them 48-18...just awful contending for Rockford. ..Laborer lets in 4 on 12 shots and Simpson topped up with 1 let im om 5 shots...the 18th slot was an en goal.. BUT obviously Rockford would have betterresults if they had contending..they fo not and it still is the weakest link in the Blackjack farm and pipeline.Stan needs to get serious about drafting better oalie to fill this org weakness in its feeder line.
The McNeill goal last night was a beauty. Got a nice little chip pass from A. Broadhurst, exploded in his first 2-3 strides right by the Dman wide, lowered his shoulder, cut to he net, and beat the goalie and deposited the puck into a gaping net.
McNeill's problem has been consistency.. if he makes a habit out of driving the net like that, he'll be on the team in the not-too-distant future.
Once again Rockford out shoots a team by a wide margin and does not give up many shots but loses because their goalie cannot stop pucks..imagine where they might be in the standing if they had good goaltending? But that is the weakest link in the Blackhawks pipeline.
You call Kent Simpson giving up 4 goals on the first 5 shots faced not bad goaltending and ead want to blame that putrid example of NOT STOPPING THE PUCK on the lousy Rockford defense..well I beg to differ...goalies must be the last line of defense and bail their teams out on either baffled defense or lucky bounces to opponents or even on hardy stop defections...You simply cannot call save%s not im the top third of the league anything but bad goaltending...and Rockford usually way out shoots opposing teams so OT is.not the Rockford goalied usually getting bombarded...rather the truth is they just are not any good..and that is saying it kindly.
We have so many NHL ready prospects. If we get into trouble cap wise I think many guys on our team can be replaced on the cheap internally.
Mashinter is a really good Bollig replacement
Morin can replace any bottom 9 wing spot.
Clendening can replace any OFD spot.
Dahlbeck can replace any DFD spot
Nordstrom can play a 2 way F spot.
Need physicality in the bottom pairing? Johns.
All those guys can plug and play there respective roles RIGHT NOW.
Next year I'll be comfortable adding Danault as a bottom 6er/pker and McNeill as a bottom 6 wing as well.
That's 8 guys that are ready to contribute at the NHL in one role or another.
No was Default andNeIl are NHL ready yet or if ever..If you mean adding them next season..forget it..If they develop in the NHL after another season there.. then we will discuss it..but by develop I mean improve..where they are now is not hood enough forth NHL level.
Does anyone remember what the cap was when T and K signed their current contracts paying them each $6.3 million per year? The cap next season probably about $71 million down from the expected $73 Million before the declining the $CDN. ...meaning by the season after next when T + K get paid on their raised new contracts at probably $9 million each or mormeaning you must e.. The cap that year will be at least $75 million...so the question is how much of the cap in % terms fo their new contracts per yr represent of the total cap to start..and how much differential is that % of total cap from what it was when they last.started their current contracts? IF the differential now is different significantly it means we must be.overtaking them relative to theirprior allocation of the total cap in the starting year of a contract..If we are..has there production hone.up to match the pay raise and justify it to such an extent? IF NOT then again we are overpaying them on that measure too... Raising the cap allocation for the same 2 spots justified or not..means that allocation to other roster spots is under-allocated...so you need to budget less for othervspots you previously paid a higher allocation of the cap budget to...so usewe Maurice need cheaper support csdt grunts but cheaper is no guarantee that all such replacements will equal or better current incumbents.