JC is an idiot and murphy is out

Created by: ChiHawk
Initial Creation Date: Oct 23, 2019
Published: Oct 23 at 1:40 am
Team: 2019-20 Chicago Blackhawks
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Give Nylander another look on the top line with Toews and Kane.

Don't break up Cat - Strome - Shaw.

Don't break up Saad - Kampf - Kubalik

Dach either plays 1st line where Nylander is here, or plays 4th line. He's slow, that is a big concern and Toews looks like he's skating through tar so try Nylander's speed up here. Other option is to break up the 3rd line and play Saad on the 1st and Dach, on the 3rd to replace Saad but not a huge fan of that given the 3rd line success so far.

Trade Smith, Perlini, Koekko...they are not good fits for the Hawks and all are serviceable on a pretty good handful of teams....get what you can take, package them together, who knows and who cares.

With murphy out, this is an opportunity to see Boqvist play 9 games, or turn to Holm who looks great in Rockford or Gilbert who had a very solid preseason...no need to play Keokko who will be gone after this season anyway.

This team needs to use the first 20 games to figure all this out so understand the line changes from that perspective but the lines JC is rolling with make zero sense like Cat - Toews - Shaw...who the F are you kidding? Strome is lost on the wing so that mystery is solved. JC get your head out of your ass.
Trades
CHI
  1. 2020 4th round pick (MTL)
MTL
  1. Perlini, Brendan
  2. Koekkoek, Slater
  3. Smith, Zack
Additional Details:
These guys need be traded for pics or prospects
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2020
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
CHI
CHI
2021
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
MTL
2022
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
CHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
22$81,500,000$78,370,961$0$7,557,500$3,129,039
Left WingCenterRight Wing
CHI
Nylander, Alexander
$863,333
RW, LW
RFA - 2
CHI
Toews, Jonathan
$10,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Kane, Patrick
$10,500,000
RW, C
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
DeBrincat, Alex
$778,333
LW, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Strome, Dylan
$863,333
C
RFA - 1
CHI
Shaw, Andrew
$3,900,000
C, RW
UFA - 3
CHI
Saad, Brandon
$6,000,000
RW, LW
UFA - 2
CHI
Kämpf, David
$1,000,000
C, RW
RFA - 2
CHI
Kubalik, Dominik
$925,000
LW
RFA - 1
CHI
Caggiula, Drake
$1,500,000
LW, C, RW
RFA - 1
CHI
Carpenter, Ryan
$1,000,000
RW, C
UFA - 3
CHI
Dach, Kirby
$925,000
C
RFA - 3
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
CHI
Keith, Duncan
$5,538,462
LD
NMC
UFA - 4
CHI
Gustafsson, Erik
$1,200,000
LD
UFA - 1
CHI
Crawford, Corey
$6,000,000
G
NMC NTC
UFA - 1
CHI
De Haan, Calvin
$4,550,000
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Boqvist, Adam
$894,167
RD
RFA - 3
CHI
Lehner, Robin
$5,000,000
G
UFA - 1
CHI
Määttä, Olli
$4,083,333
LD
UFA - 3
CHI
Seabrook, Brent
$6,875,000
RD
NMC
UFA - 5
ScratchesInjured Reserve (IR)Long Term IR (LTIR)
CHI
Gilbert, Dennis
$925,000
LD
RFA - 2
CHI
Murphy, Connor
$3,850,000
RD
UFA - 3
CHI
Holm, Philip
$700,000
D
UFA - 1

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Oct 23 at 1:54
#1
#FireBlowman
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Putting Nylander on the top line with 19 and 88 is a bad idea. He is progressing really nicely on the 4th line learning the value of hard work and defensive responsibility. Putting him on that top line might be too much for him to handle right now, and considering how average Toews has been I think he would be in a bad position again.
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Oct 23 at 1:56
#2
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Quoting: Stan_Bowman
Putting Nylander on the top line with 19 and 88 is a bad idea. He is progressing really nicely on the 4th line learning the value of hard work and defensive responsibility. Putting him on that top line might be too much for him to handle right now, and considering how average Toews has been I think he would be in a bad position again.


I worry about Dach. He's big, has great reach, good hands, good passing but he's slow and out of position A LOT. At this point, I kind of think easing him in a bottom 6 role is a good idea. Wish we could trade him for Turcotte though honestly...I'd do it in a heartbeat.
Oct 23 at 2:03
#3
#FireBlowman
Joined: Feb 2018
Posts: 2,764
Likes: 890
Quoting: ChiHawk
I worry about Dach. He's big, has great reach, good hands, good passing but he's slow and out of position A LOT. At this point, I kind of think easing him in a bottom 6 role is a good idea. Wish we could trade him for Turcotte though honestly...I'd do it in a heartbeat.


I think it’s too soon to tell. The kid is still 18 years old and he is going to have those bad positioning moments and might have trouble adjusting to the pro speed of the game, but I really think he’ll be fine. He played good tonight, and I think he has a good chance of staying with us all season.
Oct 23 at 2:07
#4
Joined: Apr 2017
Posts: 6,032
Likes: 1,243
Quoting: Stan_Bowman
I think it’s too soon to tell. The kid is still 18 years old and he is going to have those bad positioning moments and might have trouble adjusting to the pro speed of the game, but I really think he’ll be fine. He played good tonight, and I think he has a good chance of staying with us all season.


I think he'll be good, but as I've said all along, he's a 2C or 3C, he doesn't have the speed, IQ, or focus that Turcotte has. Turcotte is a 1C/2C lock, just a step ahead of Dach and can't help but solidfy my opinions the more I see of Dach. Again, not that a 2c/3C guy is bad by any means, but just reminds me so much of Strome.
Oct 23 at 5:56
#5
Joined: Jun 2019
Posts: 347
Likes: 132
Quoting: Stan_Bowman
I think it’s too soon to tell. The kid is still 18 years old and he is going to have those bad positioning moments and might have trouble adjusting to the pro speed of the game, but I really think he’ll be fine. He played good tonight, and I think he has a good chance of staying with us all season.


Quoting: ChiHawk
I think he'll be good, but as I've said all along, he's a 2C or 3C, he doesn't have the speed, IQ, or focus that Turcotte has. Turcotte is a 1C/2C lock, just a step ahead of Dach and can't help but solidfy my opinions the more I see of Dach. Again, not that a 2c/3C guy is bad by any means, but just reminds me so much of Strome.


Good opinions on both sides guys. Like where your heads are at. I was at the game last night and I’ll be honest, there’s some give and take with your opinions.

Firstly, i gotta agree with you Stan, I love where nylander is at! Him on the 4th line has taught him so much responsibility and he actually looks to be thriving. It says something that the bottom six are bigger producers than the top six (more on that in a sec), and I think nylander is helping in that regard. In fact, I’d argue that the bottom six lines are more set than the top six. The top six is kind of a mess and my only set solution is get cat and strome back together.

Second, I gotta agree with ChiHawk, as I have for months, regarding Dach. Yes he’s 18, yes he may adjust to different areas of the game eventually. However, tonight was actually not a good example of that. Sure he got his first goal, but it was hell of a lucky bounce when Vegas got caught puck watching. The rest of the game there was absolutely nothing he did. In fact, he was awful in the defensive zone, an area he was supposedly good in. Even though it’s only been two games, speed is absolutely a huge concern now. I don’t care how good his hands are or how big he may be, but his lack of speed easily means he can’t be a 1C in today’s NHL. Time and time again last night tried to deke through a dman only to be held off momentarily trying to go past them. These last two games haven’t actually impressed me as much as they’ve concerned me. He has shown he can take the punishment maybe, but he absolutely doesn’t look like a game changer whatsoever. As I’ve said before, I definitely think he stays with us, but not because he’s necessarily ready or makes us that much better, but rather cuz he’s forced on the team. Bowman’s job is depending on him.

Just some observations guys. I like the opinions a lot. I’d also love to see the young defensemen get their chances too! When it comes dach, we definitely need defenders (Stan), and those who will hold him to his draft position (ChiHawk and myself).
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