Jul 30, 2015
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CrazyK04</b></div><div>One critique, buddy. Schmaltz should be getting 6 or 7 years around 6 mil, similar to Dylan Larkin. Bowman and Q have repeatedly expressed their want to sign him long term. I really like the young defensive core. I think if it comes down to Gus and Beaudin, it would be Beaudin. Ian Mitchell should be able to make the team next year. Delia couldprobably be the starter too, Crow doesn't have much left in him, he is 34. It'd be nice to see Nalimov and Delia as the 1-2 punch goalie wise. I'd also like to make the argument for Jake Wise. They kid is a beast! I have no doubt he'll crack the team next year. I love where Chicago is going. They have so many incredible prospects, It's gonna come down to Saad, Pearson in this case, and honestly, Toews. What's gonna happen with Saad and Toews, I dont know. Schmalz is ready to go 1st line if necessary, their team is gonna be stacked ina few years.</div></div>
I am as big a fan of Jake Wise as there is. He is not making the team next year. He probably will not even turn pro at all next year. Very few players turn pro after one year of college. It just doesn't happen, unless it is someone like Toews. Wise is not Toews.
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>graderman</b></div><div>A few years ago when Detroit had all kinds of injuries, including lost time for both Datsyuk and Zetterberg, Babcock somehow held the team's focus together and had the Wings qualify for the playoffs. ('13-14 I believe). The Hawks last year with Quenneville? Enough said. Yeah, it takes the GM, HC and the players all to do their respective jobs in order to have any kind of success. For a team unable to win a playoff round since 2015, I'd say it's just about time to move on wherever you can from.</div></div>
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>CrazyK04</b></div><div>Nick, I agree. Not necessarily my changes, but the year ahead with the roster in rl is gonna be ba. I don't know if Q should go. He's still a really good coach. I think it is Bowmna that should go. I've been calling for his head for years so honestly, if they miss the playoffs, get another top 10 pick, and fire Bowman, I wouldn't call the year a complete failure.</div></div>
Q is an amazing coach for a team looking to contend. That is not the Blackhawks anymore. Just because he is a good coach does not mean he is the right coach. He needs to go if they really want to "rebuild" as it seems they are. If you are focusing on developing young talent, Q is not the right coach for that. And Bowman should have been gone a long time ago. He only looks somewhat okay because of Mark Kelley.