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Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 3:15 pm
Thread: Sabres
Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 2:21 pm
Thread: Sabres
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Shibbal18</b></div><div>8oa is going to be Holtz, who is the same as Strome except Holtz is a winger and 2 or 3 years out with no guarantee hes an NHLer. Youre buying a guarantee and getting a pk forward that they desperately need with Montour, whos value is not very high and Pilut who isnt worth anything currently and will never return to the Sabres</div></div>

Due respect, but you do bring up a big problem with a lot perceptions with player value these days. From buffalo’s perspective, they do need to start going for it for the sake of Eichel and strome is at least an established player. Buffalo can’t guarantee themselves that 8OA will be an NHLer, even in a deep draft, making the pick somewhat expendable.

Problem I have is that I absolutely do not agree with this kind of thinking. In no way do I disrespect of think less of those who believe the opposite. Lots of fans believe the most value lies in those who are “proven” NHLers over good young prospects. However, I believe the only true way to grow a team is in the draft. I believe in giving your picks time to grow. I believe in putting faith in youth.

I get that buffalo has to get moving for the sake of Eichel, but I wouldn’t go trading the 8OA in this fee draft just for strome. You could probably fetch even more with the value you put into this trade. I wanna see buffalo start to thrive again, just don’t risk losing out on this draft unless it’s for someone very special.
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 3:35 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 3:25 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>I get it, you're a glass half empty type of guy based on your rants about the team, management, and players. You are extremely critical of the team and the players which I know you and most of our brothers here would agree with. I can only imagine you weren't a fan for the 10 to 12 years leading up to the first of three cups in the last decade because those were years when the fans had real reason to be so critical and upset. This team brought 3 cups in the last decade and the team of the decade as voted by coaches, players and the NHL. They are still a lot of fun to watch, they are going through a retooling and will be back in the playoffs in the next couple years. Fans of 29 other teams would love to have the Hawks roster over the last 10 years. You simply can't win every year or even make the playoffs every year..that's just the way it is with a hard cap and what makes hockey a much better overall sport to follow then other sports...it's the ultimate team sport with the most parity in all professional sports.

Regarding Dach, for someone not to like the top 2 best prospects this team has seen in 10 years amazes me. Shaw, Ladd, Bickell were nowhere near Dach in skill. Dach is the best center the Hawks have seen since Toews and we desperately needed a center to fill the shoes when Toews is gone...Strome is not that guy and Turcotte is a big question mark so the Hawks did exactly what they should have done with the #3 pick as evidence by the fact both Colorado and LA had Dach as their #1 pick also...widely reported. If you don't like his game, then I guess that sucks knowing you will be watching for the next 10 years with likely a C or A on his chest eventually because he is the future leader of this team as it stands today. Like I said, pre and post draft wasn't a big fan, but watching him...the kid has a ton of talent and I was wrong. Rarely have I said I don't like a A caliber player's game...just seems strange to me.</div></div>

Believe me, I’ve been a fan of this team since 1994 when I saw my first game as a 4 year old. Back then, I understand the pain and why it was happening. Bill wirtz ruined a great deal of the 90s and the first 7 years of the millennium due to his policies. Back then, dollar bill was all I knew. Back then, the owner DIDNT MIND THAT THE TEAM WAS BAD. That’s an important distinction to make. I didn’t care how bad they were because it was the standard the OWNER set for the team. Again, That’s a very important Distinction to make. Once rocky took over, things changed. Success was actually a priority. Cups arrived and legends were made. A NEW STANDARD WAS SET. Again, distinctions. This became expected. You can’t win every year, but you damn sure do what’s best for the team as a whole. Be it drafting, free agents, contracts, coaches, GMs, etc., everyone was held accountable. Now, after three years, I don’t see that standard anymore. A standard more familiar to dollar bill seems to be creeping in. Yes, this is a sport of parity and team emphasis, but i want to believe rocky still wants this team to thrive.

As for Dach, who knows bowman may trade like he does all 1st rounders, lol. Everyone and their blind mother knows Dach isn’t like bickell, Shaw, and Ladd. Again, just trying to emphasize I don’t like all hawks. As for Dach being the best center we’ve seen since toews, that’s not asking a lot considering the low bar our drafting of centers has set. I think danault is the only other one I can think of. No, I don’t like his game. Even if I live through ten years of him, that won’t change and that’s fine! If he gets the C or A, good for him. I hope he proves me wrong and actually wins a cup. But if I don’t like him or style, I’m not gonna make the mistake of having high expectations from him. I don’t think I understand who the other top 2 prospect you’re thinking of is though???

I’ll still love the hawks despite him, bowman, and JC. I just hope the standard still is “one goal,” instead of “small goals.”
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 10:50 am
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 10:43 am
Forum: Armchair-GMThu at 2:10 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>I get you're a pessimistic glass half empty guy, but seriously I don't get the "I'm never going to like Dach" comment. So you mean if he put up over 82 points a season when he peaks, you still won't like him? Seems kind of foolish to say that.

You and I had strong feelings prior to the draft and post draft and then Dach started playing at 18 years old...nobody in their right mind would question him at this point. He's done more then anyone else in his draft class so far, and you are saying he needs to prove more....you should be saying the kids that couldn't step into the NHL should prove more then Dach at this point. I'll look forward to watching Dach's progress this coming season versus Turcotte in his first NHL season but as of now, nobody in their right mind would be questioning the Hawks pick. I ate crap and admit I'm wrong, you should consider doing the same.</div></div>

I’ve talked about this plenty of times. Just because they’re hawks doesn’t mean I’m going to like the player or the type of player they are. I never liked bickell, never quite liked Shaw, I never even liked Andrew Ladd I’d I’m being honest. Doesn’t mean I didn’t root for the hawks.

Dach is gonna be no different. He can have a great career, good for him. Good for him for making strides this season. In all honesty, he turned out to be exactly what his draft profile said. They said he was probably most NHL ready, so at least that part turned out true. I don’t like getzlaf or getzlaf styled players. Him having a great career doesn’t depend on my respect though. That’s fine. In case you want me to say it, no, I’m not gonna be a fan of his even if he hits 82 points a season. If he gets 50 a season I’ll at least take it.
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Thread: Sweepstakes