Recent content by LordKOTL

  1. LordKOTL

    Deep team

    Honestly I'll be surprised if he does, and if he does I'll gladly eat crow. When the season starts the 'hawks need to have a 23-player roster. If every player (per CapFriendly's take on the 'hawks roster) is healthy, the 'hawks would be running a 24-man roster with 15 FWDs, 7 D-men, and 2...
  2. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    Joker was an exposure risk to Seattle. I can't quite remember if we could have had him protected if we didn't play him at all in 2019 or not, or whether he could have been slid, but as the chips fell he would have been a d-men the 'hawks would have needed to protect. I believe the logic from...
  3. LordKOTL

    Deep team

    Unfortunately Strome is worse at wing than he is Center...but I think we might be stuck with him for this season.
  4. LordKOTL

    Blackhawks sign top draft pick Nolan Allan to a 3-year deal

    Defensemen take longer to develop. It's incredibly rare to see a 18-19 year old defenseman break into the league and do well. All of the recent 'hawk greats: Keith, Seabrook, and Hjammer were all over 21 when they broke into the league. Plus, I believe there's a rule in place where a kid...
  5. LordKOTL

    Deep team

    IMHO it's worth a shot. We've seen Brower/Toews/Kane among other combos where the 3rd is not an offensive juggernaut but willing to do the dirty work. Plus, I do think if Noob has a decent set-up man (and Toews at least was decent his last sting on the ice), I think Koob's O-numbers can climb...
  6. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    If we were going to be predisposed to trading Joker away because he'd be exposed in expansion, The fact that all Stan could have got for him was Nylander is the most disappointing part. Even if Stan had an unnatural Nylander fetish and absolutely had to have...
  7. LordKOTL

    Murphy signed 4 years

    Well, it's better news than, "Toews 'looks like Denis Arkhipov' ahead of Blackhawks Training camp", Murphy says. :)
  8. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    Uhhh...seriously, DeHaan should not under any circumstances be in any role where the 'hawks are paying him money...and that includes jockstrap cleanliness inspector.
  9. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    But...but...Nylander has talent...
  10. LordKOTL

    Murphy signed 4 years

    Good news.
  11. LordKOTL

    Murphy signed 4 years

    He's signed at 5.4% of the cap, and he's essentially a poor-man's Hjammer--who in his last contract here was 6.4% of the cap. I'm okay with this signing. Of all of our middle-pairing guys we've had in the revolving door I think he was the best of them at actual defense. He should be 32 when...
  12. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    ...or they could just not sign DeHaan next season. I don't have any faith that DeHaan will be moved at all. We're paying 4.5M for a guy who plays like a 6-7 guy in DeHaan, so that deal looks bad no matter how you slice it. If I was JC or Stan I'd give him about 10 games to show he's more than...
  13. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    Decent enough deal for what Murph brings at 5.4% of the cap. Gotta think at this point DeHaan's days are numbered; with Jones the Elder at 9.5M, McCabe at 4, and Murph at 4.4 that's ~18M in 3 D-men at the start of next season.
  14. LordKOTL

    New commentator for Hawk games

    I don't either, but I think the last thing they want to have is talk that might expose the organization...like another Karpotzev rant or keeping the Aldrich situation in the limelight like it should be. They'll want their yes-men and lapdogs.
  15. LordKOTL

    Nylander Re-signed

    I'll let Reichel actually play some games on NHL ice before assuming he'll be a 200' player.

Top