November 19, 2016
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>HawksFan28</b></div><div>I see this trade as fair...... The Hawks missed Kruger's defense tremendously and it showed, not only that but the Hawks got Entwhistle, who is a big kid with great potential - he was someone Bowman wanted to draft... IMO, Bowman got everything he wanted..
I mean Hinostroza is as good as he will ever be - he's not going to develop anymore.... The Hawks got 4 million more in cap space, a player they could really use now and a nice prospect with decent upside, and they lost what? Hinostroza and Oesterle?... A 3rd line winger and a 5th-6th defenseman (at best).... Bowman got what he wanted, Chekya got what he wanted. It's a fair deal.
If it matters I like Hinostroza, but the Hawks got a decent return and I think they will be a better team with Kruger than with Hinostroza... On ice the Hawks needed a true shutdown center, and that's exactly what they got.</div></div>
Let’s look at Chicago’s offseason, shall we?
Additions: Chris Kunitz, Marcus Kruger, Brandon Manning, Cam Ward
Subtractions: Vinnie Hinostroza, Jordan Oesterle, Anthony Duclair
And you expect this team to be a legit Cup contender? Stop, you’re making yourself look bad. Entwistle also has very limited NHL upside. Not sure what this “great potential” you see in him is, other than the fact that he’s a Blackhawk. Hinostroza scored at about a 40 point pace for an entire season, and you act like he’s nothing. This is on a team already needing secondary scoring. I don’t know why I even engage with you anymore, because you’re just going to explain these dumbass reasonings again
Anaheim - Gibson leads the league in SV%, but Anaheim misses the playoffs
Arizona - Galchenyuk hits 65 points, Raanta wins 35 games and the Yotes are in the ‘loffs
Boston - Pastrnak leads the league in power play points
Buffalo - Mittelstadt wins the Calder with a 25-35-60
Calgary - Mike Smith scores another goal
Carolina - Teravainen and Aho are the two highest scoring Fins in the league, after Barkov
Chicago - Debrincat, Schmaltz and Kane becomes one of the best lines in hockey, but the Hawks are a bottom-six team
Colorado - Jost hits 55 points, Grubauer wins 30 games in 50 starts
Columbus - Atkinson scores 35 goals, Jones is a Norris finalist
Dallas - Tyler Seguin scores 45 goals and gets a MASSIVE payday
Detroit - Dylan Larkin is over a point per game
Edmonton - RNH scores 70 points with McDavid all year
Florida - Barkov gets 90 points, wins the Selke and leads the Panthers into the 2nd round
Los Angeles - Jeff Carter gets MVP votes
Minnesota - Dubnyk has his worst year since joining Minnesota, Wild miss the playoffs
Montreal - Almost as bad as the 2016-17 Colorado Avalanche
Nashville - Ryan Ellis gets more Norris votes than Roman Josi, Saros is the starter by 2019
New Jersey - Hischier hits 65 points, but NJ misses the playoffs
NY Islanders - Lee, Nelson and Eberle are all traded by the deadline and leave the Islanders with 3 1sts in 2019
Ottawa - After EK, Stone and Duchene get traded, Ottawa wins 3 games after the trade deadline
Philadelphia - Provorov scores 50 points, finishes top 10 in Norris voting
Pittsburgh - Geno finishes 3rd in the Art Ross
San Jose - Martin Jones is the Vezina runner-up
St. Louis - ROR’s 70 points and Tarasenko’s 40 goals help win the Central
Tampa - Palat and Johnson each hit 55 points
Toronto - Freddy wins the Vezina with a .925 SV%
Vancouver - Markstrom gets a .920 SV%
Vegas - Colin Miller hits 50 points
Washington - Jakub Vrana’s 45 point season leads to a Burakovsky trade
Winnipeg - 2019 Stanley Cup Champs
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>jp_harvey</b></div><div>Why do you think it's called a "23 man roster"?? They keep 3 extra guys because injuries happens all the time. Whether it's a cold, flu, personnal reason, broken arm, torn acl, etc. There's always a guy missing 1 or 2 games here and there. What happens when one guy is out for a week and you need to call up a player from the minors? There's not a lot of injuries that allowed the player's contract to be put on LTIR (they rarely do)...You'll automaticly be above the cap and that isn't allowed.
That's why teams always carry 23 players in the NHL. On extremely rare occasion, it'll happen that a team will have 22 for a very short period of time, but that gets corrected very fast and is very rare.
So let's stick to what happens 99.9% of the time and leave the extreme rarities on the side, shall we?</div></div>
Last year, the Caps carried 22 throughout almost the entire season, so they would have one extra spot flexible to injuries. This is typical of a Barry Trotz team, as well as a few other coaches throughout the league. So it isn't "very rare"
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