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2016 World Championships: Weekend Updates

Friday:

The United States defeated Hungary 5-1. Vince Hinostroza scored a goal in 10:48 and Tyler Motte put two shots on net in 12:12 in the victory. In five games, Motte has two assists while Hinostroza has one goal and two assists.

Saturday:

Artemi Panarin skated 17:46 without a point as Russia defeated Switzerland 5-1. With nine points, Panarin is tied for second overall in the tournament through Saturday.

Erik Gustafsson was credited with an assist in 15:18 as Sweden defeated Norway 3-2. Gustafsson has two assists and 12 shots on goal in five games.

Ville Pokka skated 17:35 in Finland’s 3-1 win over France. He has one assist in five games thus far.

Here are the tournament standings entering Sunday’s action:

IIHF Standings

24 thoughts on “2016 World Championships: Weekend Updates

  1. Still don’t get why Ehrhoff was benched. But Stan&Q brought us Stanley Cups. SO I still trust them.

  2. Erhoff was benched because Q felt that was best. I think we kinda have to give him the benefit of doubt. Q usually comes around to the right decision, I just cant believe Runblad returned and made playoff starts.

    Call me silly but I really feel like this needs to be a good off season for Stan. Not for job security but for results. Stan had a very poor 2015 from the time they lifted the cup until now. Outside of Panarin being a revelation there really wasnt much that went right for Stan. Sorry in my world Saad for Anisimov isnt going to cut it for me.

  3. Well, Silly. I agree about this off season but not sure about the trade. He also got Dano but we all know he’s gone. We don’t know the alternatives that were available. If Saad was let go, would the Hawks have Columbus’s #3 pick as compensation?

  4. ICYMI, Anisimov had wrist surgery, which is why his FO numbers were down.

    And can we please shelve the questions on why Erhoff didn’t play? It’s over and done with.

  5. Couldn’t afford Saad. Anisimov centered the Blackhawks’ most productive line. Slowed down at end, yes. But seemed hurt and indeed was.

    Some want Shaw gone, but I’m sure hoping they can bring him back. Can’t see giving him up at the cost of the only guy who goes to the front and is willing to take a beating like he does. He can be a punk, but he’s our punk. Perhaps the Cap will dictate things once and for all. Captain Obvious signing out.

    Go Blackhawks!!!!

  6. I think a bunch of people here don’t know anything about math. When you have two players making about 30% of the salary cap and another half a dozen players making another 30%, that leaves 2/3rds of the team making less than half of the salary that’s left. How can you knock SB for letting go of salary when there really was never any other choice? The league is set up that great teams are supposed to fail because the restrictive salary cap doesn’t allow them to reward all their good players, and on top of it they get the lowest pick in the draft. They are supposed to slowly fade into mediocrity. Somehow SB has bucked that trend by finding diamonds in the rough such as Saad at the end of the first round and top Russian and Swedish players . For the Hawks to end up with the top rookie the very next year after winning the cup is just not supposed to happen! Be thankful for the 3 recent cups and the good teams in other years and let’s hope for some more good runs in the future!

  7. I have experienced the same lack of effort and knowledge of the cap situation fans of the Hawks have and will continue to be dealing with. Hawks need the cap to increase to the est 74 mil just to offset the bonuses Panarin earned. They can buy out Bickel and get hit with 1 mil and 1.5 mil the next two years to pick up more than the 1 mil savings by paying him to play in Rockford. That opens up 2 mil. Given all that they still need to find cheap good players to fill some gaping holes on 1st line and with our 4th and 6th dman if we consider TVR a 5. Those players usually cost money. Stan has his hands full once again I am as curious as anyone to see how he makes this work. And yes losing Shaw is not the answer. Gotta get him to take a one year bridge like Krueger did.

  8. Trade Toews to Toronto for the first round pick and JVR. Resign Ladd.

    Boy, am I going to get my ass chewed out for this one!

  9. And it’s not because I don’t like Toews, ernee. We need to drop cap space, retool, and be competitive.

  10. BW-Toronto is staying the course and will not trade the first round pick. They want to go young, and probably get one more high pick next year– there might be one person they would trade that pick for and that team (Edmonton) would never consider it–the fans would revolt and burn the building down
    Toews and others will be an obstacle in the years to follow but the trade comment is still an insult to the heart of this team and something the upper management can’t do-(one day, maybe)

    Keith, well said

  11. There are morons in our midst who can’t wrap their pea brains around the SALARY CAP. Saad is an ex-Hawk because he was no longer affordable in Chicago. This isn’t rocket science. It’s basic math. The morons be damned.

    And now the Hawks face the likely loss of Shaw and probably also only one more season of Panarin. Why o’ why you ask?!? Salary cap morons. Salary cap.

  12. All the trade Toews and Kane proposals are wasted time. Hawks would only consider trading Kane if he screwed up in a huge way again. Maybe at best. Never Toews. Some possible unpopular trades they may consider if they find the right trade partner would be Hossa if someone has the cap space to eat his cap number after he retires, but before his contract is up. Someone would have to eat a portion of his cap space at the end (last 3 years maybe) but his money owed is next to nothing at the end. So it’s mostly a cap space issue the Hawks can’t afford. Other teams can. You would get nothing in return except the space (5.28 mil). Maybe to a young team that can play him on the 2nd or 3rd line a couple years to help a high valued rookie progress (Edm?). Hossa would have to approve it I’m sure. Another issue. The second posiblility may be, and I am a big defender of what he brings when on, is to trade Crow and his 6 mil. Hawks just signed or are about to sign Lars Johansson, top goalie in Swedish league. Hawks have proven they can win the cup with an average to above avg Niemi as a goalie if they lower shots on net. Other teams have won with above average goalies, but not the best. They are thin on De so any Seabrook trades are out. He may be a #3 or 4 now but Hawks are too thin at De to trade any salaries for help. Last option is for Stan to piece this thing together with 1.5 million dollar players to fill out the roster and cross his fingers.

  13. Id love to trade Seabrook but doubtful Stan would entertain it. He is still a productive player but this wall is coming soon. I would have retained Saad and moved Seabrook for Oscar Kulfbloom when the Oilers were sniffing around for a defenseman. The Seabs contract is about 2 yrs away tops from looking like bad money and then its Sharp trade all over again.

  14. Rufus you must have many split personalities, or a brother named Salary.
    This year has proved that the Hawks, even with the cap, could get one more Cup but it needs to be in the next two years when they have Panarin and JT is still close to his prime-and DK is still near the top of his game.
    Can they get/keep the right bottom 6 and find a legit 4th D? to allow TVR to be # 5, They can fill in 6 and 7.
    There is no use trading Crow not only because of who he can be but because it\s too much of a gamble to find anyone near his ability in the big games. Without a top goalie they have no hope.

  15. Noonan96- That is pretty much it! Next year is an excellent chance at the thing.
    Folks are still trying to get their head around what happened down the stretch this year, especially with decisions made by Q. Water under the bridge now. It makes us a bit nervous going forward though.

    I’ve been on record several times as being opposed to the Cap. I do not need lengthy paragraphs explains why it is such a good thing, parity and all that stuff. I’m a free market guy, big time. The New York Yankees or Boston Red Sox don’t win the Series all that often despite spending bazillions more than anyone else. Smaller market teams act as giant killers and put together great teams through wits and wisdom, better scouting, better drafting, better management, they must do so. Very few agree with me on these issues and I know that…maybe Morrison is somewhat on my side.

    Perhaps there is some kind of middle ground in the future that can ensure some stability and maintain fairness.

  16. Whatever they do I will not be shocked. There’s no easy/popular way to get everything accomplished. No other team has 28% of their cap tied up in 2 players so it’s always going to be difficult from the start. Stan has his hands full once again, but it starts with resolving the Bickel money, and hoping the cap goes to 74 mil.

  17. Now would be the best time to trade Toews, but as many of you think and have said, it’s blasphemy even to discuss. Keeping 19 and 88 would most likely be giving up any chance of rebooting on the fly. So be it. They’ll be competitive, like this year, but the chance of another cup anytime soon keeping both players seems remote at best.

  18. DH8 – if Hossa retires while still with us, or after being moved to another team, the recapture penalty is on our books, no matter what. There’s no getting around it. It’s best to keep him playing for us for as long as he wants to continue his career. I think he’s far from done and will be a huge presence on this team for at least a few more years. Hell, if he can stay healthy, where else can a team find a player with his skill set, leadership and 200ft game for only $1 Mil per year, which is what the last 4 years of his contract are worth?

  19. “I’d love to trade Seabrook but doubtful Stan would entertain it.”

    Stan probably wouldn’t entertain it because Stan would have to replace Seabrook if he dealt him, which is easier said than done.

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