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Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 23, 2021 at 10:59 a.m.
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Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 19, 2021 at 3:32 p.m.
Thread: Staal please
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ryminister_27</b></div><div>I don't understand the Leafs fans hype around asking for Staal. He's not what they need. They need a defensive 3rd line centre, not an offensive one. The team has enough guys to score, and its obvious Kerfoot needs to play the wing. Keefe wants the third line to be a shutdown line and Staal isn't gonna be in the Selke conversation anytime soon.

Low key guys to target:
1. Nick Bonino
2. Travis Zajac
3. Riley Nash

all fit the role better and can kill penalties while winning faceoffs (Nash is a bit weaker at faceoffs but he's still a career 48% on draws) &amp; I think trying to acquire any of those guys would likely only cost a pick, not any roster players or decent prospects. I'd be cautious to remove anyone from the roster, even keep Engvall.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ryminister_27</b></div><div>I don't understand the Leafs fans hype around asking for Staal. He's not what they need. They need a defensive 3rd line centre, not an offensive one. The team has enough guys to score, and its obvious Kerfoot needs to play the wing. Keefe wants the third line to be a shutdown line and Staal isn't gonna be in the Selke conversation anytime soon.

Low key guys to target:
1. Nick Bonino
2. Travis Zajac
3. Riley Nash

all fit the role better and can kill penalties while winning faceoffs (Nash is a bit weaker at faceoffs but he's still a career 48% on draws) &amp; I think trying to acquire any of those guys would likely only cost a pick, not any roster players or decent prospects. I'd be cautious to remove anyone from the roster, even keep Engvall.</div></div>

Gotta fit it under the cap too. All good points here. I don’t think staal is awful defensively. With Hyman and Mikheyev that one would still be solid and produce offensively as well.
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 19, 2021 at 11:00 a.m.
Thread: idea
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 19, 2021 at 10:31 a.m.
Thread: idea
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 19, 2021 at 10:29 a.m.
Thread: idea
Forum: Armchair-GMFeb. 18, 2021 at 1:40 p.m.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ryminister_27</b></div><div>Not gonna lie, Hawks fans have gotten way too overhyped this year for a team that's really not that good. They should look forward to sticking to the rebuild plan to make sure it's a contender for multiple years again, and not just make the playoffs this season to get swept out in the first round.

They're second in the division in terms of points, but really they're 4th. The e league has already said if they can't fit in all the games this season by May 8 then they're going by points percentage to determine playoff spots. Chicago has played 18 games which is tied for the most with Detroit &amp; 4 of those have come against Detroit which should be an easy 8 points for any team. Despite all the talk, they're goal differential is still only +1 which is not good for a playoff team. The biggest overhype so far has been with Lankinen. Sure, he has spectacular stats so far this season. But it's only been 12 games which is a hot streak, not a telling of what he is. Of those 12 games, 3 of them have come against Detroit. That's 25% of his starts against one of the worst teams to play in history. Chill.

On the plus side, Kane's looked good and upped his play even more. Definitely in MVP consideration if Chicago can sneak into the playoffs. They're rookies have looked good and not overwhelmed, and have done so without Toews and Dach, major plus for the future.

Realistically, this team is likely to fall off once the league catches up in games played and all the hype talk will go away and the "oh well we won 3 cups half a decade ago" talk will come back from most Hawks fans. Which is a shame because there are good ones out there, but the arrogant ones usually get the headlines.


As for the trades, I wouldn't give up on Boqvist yet. He's young and d-man tend to take longer to develop properly anyways. He can be such a game changer with his skating and playmaking ability. The fact that he's a right handed d-man will explode his value when he takes off, so I'd wait on him. I've said it since he was drafted and I scouted him in London, he's the right handed version of Jake Gardiner. Love him when he's at his best, but when he's not he's very noticeable. But he'll be the guy to quarterback any power play in the league. Just be patient, which is the most important thing during a rebuild. Don't run your best young talent outta town before they get good or it'll be an even longer rebuild.</div></div>

I dont necessarily think we will fall off this year because there are really only 2 top teams in our division right now (Florida and TB) so any regression will likely be masked by playing not great opponents, but I think next year if the schedule opens up again and we have to play teams like the Caps, Leafs, Habs, VGK, etc we will be exposed. The reason I think Hawks fans (myself included) have gotten overhyped this season is because its been a minute since we were able to care about hockey. The past two years have just been sad indifference, and now I get to care about games again and get upset when we lose and shout when we win. Most of us know at this point it would be dumb as hell to trade our 1st rounders or Reichel or some of our more ready prospects to get someone at the deadline, but if there is any year to root to sneak into the playoffs, its gonna be this one, because the draft this year is gonna be more of a crapshoot then normal.
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