05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

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05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 12:18 pm

Hintz and Seguin done for the season.

I got a ranch in downtown Dallas/I buy diamonds by the ton/Chase cuties in my Cadillac/Drill oil wells just for fun/But when it comes to boots, I need a deal/That will fit me right, toe to heel/So I get my boots at Western Warehouse.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2021 12:43 pm

"What do we say to the God of Death?"

"Not today."
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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 12:55 pm

.500 MISSES

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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 12:56 pm

Just keep feeding Robo for these last two games.

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Postby B Kat » Sun May 09, 2021 1:57 pm

Playing with no pressure. Wonder how that will be?

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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2021 1:59 pm

B Kat wrote:Playing with no pressure. Wonder how that will be?

Jamie Benn back to back hat tricks on the final two games, if the past is any indication.
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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 2:07 pm

Draven Arnott's gonna take the ice and win the Calder.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 5:30 pm

Season's over. Game's meaningless. On the road. Of course, Bowness is starting Khudobin.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 6:03 pm

Chicago knows how to use the final games.

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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2021 6:08 pm

The Blackhawks have a player named Kampf? First initial M?
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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 6:11 pm

Hopefully we are watching Khudobin's last game as a Star ...
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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 6:17 pm

LOL Entwistle.
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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 6:19 pm

And Kane just got his 50th assist of the season.

*Dang ol'*.
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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby BigAl » Sun May 09, 2021 6:22 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Hintz and Seguin done for the season.

Maybe they got traded.
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Postby ScubaSteve » Sun May 09, 2021 6:25 pm

What the beer league is going on in this game?
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 6:42 pm

ScubaSteve wrote:What the beer league is going on in this game?

A team of rookies is pounding the Stars.
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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby Math » Sun May 09, 2021 7:01 pm

"Your attention please, the little MacKenzie Entwistle is waiting for his parents near the main entrance, aisle 104 section C !"

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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby BigAl » Sun May 09, 2021 7:30 pm

I’m starting to feel pessimistic about our chances of making the playoffs.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 8:16 pm

Khudobin with the assist on the fourth goal.
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Postby Knives Out » Sun May 09, 2021 8:17 pm

Troy McClure wrote:Khudobin with the assist on the fourth goal.

A classic Khudobin rebound to end his tenure.
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Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 8:18 pm

Knives Out wrote:
Troy McClure wrote:Khudobin with the assist on the fourth goal.

A classic Khudobin rebound to end his tenure.

There’s still a decent chance he starts tomorrow.
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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby Math » Sun May 09, 2021 8:38 pm

Too bad we didn't get at least one point to maintain the tiny hopes to make the playoffs.

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Postby ToddM » Sun May 09, 2021 9:51 pm

Just your friendly reminder that Debrincat is too short to be an impact player in the NHL.

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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby Troy McClure » Sun May 09, 2021 9:56 pm

Kinda hope the Stars are done drafting checking line grinders like Tufte and Dellandrea in the first round.
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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby BigAl » Sun May 09, 2021 10:21 pm

Should we draft more skill guys like Honka and Nichushkin?
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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby SaintAngerBH » Sun May 09, 2021 10:29 pm

I kinda hope Jim Nill is done drafting players.
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Postby ToddM » Sun May 09, 2021 10:32 pm

Tufte was/is highly skilled. His problem was that he dominated the Minnesota high school system with his size and speed, but that hasn't translated to domination at the AHL level. Part of his problem might be that he played for a defense-only college program, where he learned to be a grinder (and led that team in scoring as they went to the Finals like three straight years).

Dellandrea is also highly skilled. He's put up numbers in the OHL for years, let's give him more than 26 games at nine minutes a night to see what he's actually capable of.

That said, we have drafted a lot of grinders. Faksa, Remi Elie, etc etc.

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Postby Troy McClure » Mon May 10, 2021 12:02 am

BigAl wrote:Should we draft more skill guys like Honka and Nichushkin?

Yes, without question.

I’d rather take the chance on having a skilled guy turn out to be able to do fun things with that skill because the draft is the best avenue to adding those kinds of players. It’s cheaper and easier to fill the checking roles of your forward group in free agency than it is the skill positions, so use your draft lotto tickets to chase the thing harder to find in free agency. If Tufte turns out to be the best version of himself in the NHL, he’s going to be a bigger Blake Comeau. Nice player for your third line, but those aren’t the hardest guys to find.

The thing is a number of the league’s veteran checking forwards are guys drafted in the first round who just didn’t pan out as offensive players but were still good enough to fall back into a depth role. If you draft a guy in the first round whose ceiling is as a checking line guy, then you’ve kinda wasted your shot at something better. Heck, Nichushkin was drafted tenth overall and has had to fall back on a checking line role where’s he’s doing fine now that he’s embraced it as his way to stay in the league.

If my first rounders end up on the 3rd/4th line, I’d rather that be because they didn’t quite pan out as hoped. I certainly don’t want that to be why I drafted them.
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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby ToddM » Mon May 10, 2021 1:18 am

I took a look at Faksa's 2012 draft class and.... woof. This could well be the weakest draft of all time.

https://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/draft/nhl2012e.html

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Re: 05/09 @Hawks (6PM CT) - The Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death

Postby Math » Mon May 10, 2021 7:15 am

Damn, we pass on Tom Wilson.

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