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06-29-2007, 12:15 AM
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Sunday July 1st: Hawks Sign ? (holy necrobump, Batman!)

Who do you guys think the Hawks will go after and sign on Sunday when Free agent frenzy gets goin? A big name? Or a 2nd/3rd liner?

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I have a feeling the Hawks will sit back on Sunday and you won't see any signings. Eventually they will sign a center, but it won't be right away. I think Handzus would be a great fit on the first line because he's big and tough and we are lacking that, but I don't see them paying 4 million to get him. I can't believe that Zeus doesn't give them a home-town discount, especially after missing more than 70 games last season.

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I hope Tallon signs Drury(unlikely,but well you never know...)

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I am not expecting them to sign any one major. The best the Hawks can hope for is Handzus and personally i don't even see them signing him. I hope i am wrong of course but we'll see in a day or two.

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Zues , Has been given multiple offers from the Hawks and again after we dumped the salaries of Augrion, Suckimore , and Salmo. I hope that he and is agent fall on their faces come july 1st.

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i get the feeling tallon will try to make a bit of a splash on the first day to continue to build on the buzz created from the recent wave of positive news i.e., aucoin salary dump & draft success, especially since the season ticket push is now in full swing...

he has suggested he won't be pursuing the top UFAs like briere, drury, etc. but i think he might have one or two mid-level guys ready to go...i am expecting preissing on defense and robert lang at center... not huge names, but probably also modest contracts to go with them that gives tallon the maximum flexibility if he needs to change course mid-season... and for a GM who has a lot riding on the coming season and the hawks making the playoffs, i expect he is going to want maximum flexibility in terms of remaining cap space, existing contracts & their "movability", etc.

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If we can land a second line center through free agency, I'll be pleased.

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i get the feeling tallon will try to make a bit of a splash on the first day to continue to build on the buzz created from the recent wave of positive news i.e., aucoin salary dump & draft success, especially since the season ticket push is now in full swing...

he has suggested he won't be pursuing the top UFAs like briere, drury, etc. but i think he might have one or two mid-level guys ready to go...i am expecting preissing on defense and robert lang at center... not huge names, but probably also modest contracts to go with them that gives tallon the maximum flexibility if he needs to change course mid-season... and for a GM who has a lot riding on the coming season and the hawks making the playoffs, i expect he is going to want maximum flexibility in terms of remaining cap space, existing contracts & their "movability", etc.
Preissing would be a good choice. He is a good solid defender with good experience and he would be a much needed veteran presence on a young blue line.

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Nobody. July 2nd will be the announcing date most likely. Not alot of business happens Sundays.

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July 1st-No one
July 2nd-No one
July 3rd- D Tom Preissing

After that i dont know who hawks will sign. Hopefully I am wrong and Handzus comes back but it just doesn't look likely now.

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Exactly recent years have shown we will be S.O.L. with the big guns and end up with someone around July 4th maybe.

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Jason Blake would be a great fit in Hawk land.

It would bridge them a few years allowing their young guns to come up slower.

Announcments will be made today all around the league.

It's a holiday weekend in Canada while July 4th is coming up for our American friends.

Live on TV up here today what about the US.

Free agent show coverage starts here around 11 am.

Toronto are going hard after Smyth and Comrie word has it this morning.

They are also looking to move Kubina to Edmonton today.

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July 1st-No one
July 2nd-No one
July 3rd- D Tom Preissing

After that i dont know who hawks will sign. Hopefully I am wrong and Handzus comes back but it just doesn't look likely now.
7 years and 99,999 posts later

I certainly dont want Handzus back now

Decided for my 100k post I would track down my 1st post

Figured 3rd person to cross 100k on HF would be enough to bend the no bump rule ,, Just once

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If we can land a second line center through free agency, I'll be pleased.
7 years later ,, How pleased would you be Disgruntled?

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oh my god. I started reading this thread from the beginning without looking at the date.
I thought I was in a different world. I was so confused.

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Weird seeing all these regulars no longer around.

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I have a feeling the Hawks will sit back on Sunday and you won't see any signings. Eventually they will sign a center, but it won't be right away. I think Handzus would be a great fit on the first line because he's big and tough and we are lacking that, but I don't see them paying 4 million to get him. I can't believe that Zeus doesn't give them a home-town discount, especially after missing more than 70 games last season.
No. Way.

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I wouldn't mind Drury as our #2 center this year...

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Handzus at one point was our #1C and looked pretty good doing it believe it or not.

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Handzus at one point was our #1C and looked pretty good doing it believe it or not.
Com'on now... for all 8 games before he got injured and then decided later he didnt want to be with the Hawks after that.

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Weird seeing all these regulars no longer around.
What about the guy who got to almost 40k posts and then got banned? Doh!

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Com'on now... for all 8 games before he got injured and then decided later he didnt want to be with the Hawks after that.
Why couldn't he have stuck with that decision? /sigh

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Why couldn't he have stuck with that decision? /sigh
Dont care what anyone says, Handzus was instrumental for 2013 cup run. I'll thank him for that. Didnt have enough left in the tank for this past run.

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If Handzus doesn't come here and get hurt we likely don't win two cups.

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This pulled me offsides. Isn't Sunday June 30th? Does free agency start Tuesday?

Haha 2007. Threads last forever

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Dont care what anyone says, Handzus was instrumental for 2013 cup run. I'll thank him for that. Didnt have enough left in the tank for this past run.
That's okay. If you wish to believe that he managed to grossly outperform his statistical history in points, goals, assists, +/-, and shooting percentage at an age most players are retiring at on a seriously stacked team playing against unusually weak opponents on a Cup run through his own ability while not being able to duplicate the small sample size either in the ten years before or any time after rather than the possibility that he was getting carried by the Conn Smythe winner, that is quite up to you!

It must be totally reasonable, since that's what Quenneville banked this season on, and surely Handzus's play this year backs that faith up rather than expose it as a statistical quirk/outlier, right?

Unfortunately, history appears to have shown us that either us 'doubters' were right, or you can believe a player's ability can magically increase severalfold in one playoffs and then totally drop off the face of the earth in a single offseason.


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