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    Default Yeah, I'm starting this already: the 2018-2019 NHL Offseason thread

    A few months old, but interesting and encouraging article about the Blackhawks. I wish I had some optimism, but right now I don't. I don't know how the blueline is fixed with the Seabrook contract and Keith's regression. I think even with his decline the Demi God remained incredibly important to the team. The Blackhawks need a solution for him being essentially retired. Not sure what that solution will be.
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.98c54b82a1a3

    https://www.nhl.com/news/2018-nhl-dr...ed/c-297818406
    Blackhawks have a 6.5% chance at getting the top pick in the draft. Obviously it would be huge as the top player in the draft fills the Blackhawks biggest need. So, Bettman fix the damn lottery for us, it is the best thing for the league.
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    You suck Bettman. All you had to do is rig the lottery and you failed.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
    --Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D.

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    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
    --Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D.

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    It shouldn't have ended this way for Hossa. It seemed highly unlikely that he would ever be back in the NHL, but it sucks having it all but official now. Hossa is my favorite player from the Blackhawks 2010-2015 run of 3 cups. He doesn't get enough credit.

    https://www.secondcityhockey.com/201...lights-moments
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
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    this sucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    this sucks
    Really fucking sucks. He is still a damn valuable player. The Blackhawks are much better with him.

    Ideally, trade his contract and get him involved in the organization again in 3 years. His hockey knowledge is amazing. I'd see him as a good front office person or coach
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
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    Default Yeah, I'm starting this already: the 2018-2019 NHL Offseason thread

    I am watching Game 5 of the Stanley Cup finals but there seems to be some sort of Opera going on????? WTH?!???


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    So the Blackhawks are actually going to have some cap space this summer to be involved in free agency. We are under the cap and aren't carrying any overages this year. There are good options in unrestricted free agency on the blueline.

    Blackhawks need to make a run at John Carlson. If the Blackhawks can get him on a deal that is around 6 million AAV they need to make that move. While I know there is some forward talent that will be intriguing with our draft pick, draft another blueliner and fast track him to the NHL.

    Also, try to move Hossa's contract and I'm ready to move on from Ansimov if possible.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
    --Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D.

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    Barry Trotz has stepped down as the HC of the Capitals. He's a free agent now.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    why?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    why?
    He isn't paid enough.

    https://deadspin.com/barry-trotz-is-...ach-1826926846
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
    --Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    Crazy. Why the fuck wouldn't they pay the man his money? It isn't like it goes against the cap. Strange.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MartyFunkhouser View Post
    bruh no deadspin links plz
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flystripper View Post
    Crazy. Why the fuck wouldn't they pay the man his money? It isn't like it goes against the cap. Strange.
    Apparently he was making 1.5 million on his deal and had a clause that gave him a 2 year extension and a 300k raise if he won the cup. That still doesn't putt him in the elite level salaries by any stretch. I think it is safe to say that the organization didn't think he'd win the cup this year, and was planning to let him walk when the season ended. They have a guy on the bench named Todd Rierdan, who apparently had a clause in his contract that didn't allow him to negotiate with other teams (because they were grooming him to be Trotz's eventual replacement). I suspect the organization is comfortable with him moving into the big chair and Trotz going off to get a payday with the Islanders or someone else.
    "They're good. They've always been good" - David Shaw.

    Well, because he thought it was good sport. Because some men aren't looking for anything logical, like money. They can't be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.

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    Salary cap to be 79.5 - 80.0 million. So the Blackhawks will have 10 million to work with. Also, get Hossa's contract traded and we are at about 15 million to work with.
    The crux of what has traumatized us about CUF/CG is that we thought they were our friends. And their identity as BYU fans turned out to be the most important thing to them. What empty lives! What a damning indictment of the LDS Church!
    --SeattleUte

    He who drinks beer sleeps well. He who sleeps well cannot sin. He who does not sin goes to heaven. The logic is impeccable.
    --Charles W. Bamforth, Ph.D.

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