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Forum: Armchair-GMNov 23, 2019 at 5:25
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>ChiHawk</b></div><div>In the last 5 games Gus has 3 goals. His value is increasing back to where it was despite a slow start to the season for him.

Caggs is worth more then a 5th. He's versatile and able to play up and down the lineup, that kind of player is worth a lot more then a 5th at the TDL. He's a better version of Hartman who got a 1st. Caggs is at least a 3rd.

Maatta or De Haan needs to go. The Hawks are too deep with defensive prospects next year and Holm, McCoshen both look really good in Rockford not to mention Gilbert, Mitchell, both being options next year. Koekko should also get traded, highly doubt we re-sign him.

With the bonuses this year, the Hawks are going to need to move pieces besides low cap hits like Gus and Caggs.</div></div>

I agree we could get more for Caggs for more but one question is his durability with his play style (has been in concussion protocol 3 times in the last 14 months). You could argue a 4th and maybe even a 3rd but for now I would say or 4th or 5th for caggs.

As for Gustafsson here is the problem. His offense is offset by his awful Defense. He makes awful plays and usually leads to goals against. In the past 4 games I can recall 3 goals he is responsible for and a ton of other chances he has given up. If a team trades for him then they'll need a partner for him to be defensively sound ie the Coyotes who have some nice defensive defenseman. I understand sometimes teams will pay a good amount for a player at the deadline to make a playoff push but Arizona won't be giving up a lot for him. I think this deal gives the Blackhawks a chance to grab a solid B prospect and pick for a guy who will leave this summer.

I agree with you Koekkoek and Maatta have got to go. A guy like Mitchell needs to be in the lineup next year. I think the defensive core goes:

Keith-Mitchell
De Haan-Seabrook
Murphy-Boqvist
Forum: Armchair-GMNov 17, 2019 at 4:53
Forum: Armchair-GMOct 23, 2019 at 9:18
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>NickC1988</b></div><div>I think this season, just to get acclimated to the speed of the league, the winger spot is perfect for him. It's either that or back to junior. In my opinion, we shouldn't be moving anyone over from their natural position for a rookie (Strome). He has plenty of time to develop into a center, it's not going to happen overnight.

It's interesting to see the top 6 struggle with such a great shut down 3rd line supporting them. You'd think guys like Toews and Cat would have more freedom to play their game on that top line. Cat hasn't been impressive at all this season, and it's slowly becoming concerning. Gus is almost at the alarming phase at this point, the PP stinks again and he looks to have slowed down. I'd like to see Dach given a chance on the top line with Toews and Cat at some point. Something will click and I can easily see this team in a playoff spot, it's just a matter of what will click.</div></div>

<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HatterTParty</b></div><div>Absolutely! Top six may need to see strome and cat reunited. Strome just seems lost without cat. Also, you’re right about Gus. I was at this game, and I’ll be honest, his offensive game isn’t as sharp as last year. His skating is actually becoming a concern as well.

I do think we need help on the PP. I can’t believe how little they generate on the PP. That being said, I also don’t know what to with Dach. I feel like it’s a huge hit to his development if you don’t play him at center, but (ironically), we don’t seem to have room for him. The last thing anyone in this franchise, or even fan base, want to see is him become just a winger. That be a disaster after how much many fans hated him being picked in the draft, myself included.</div></div>

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