Daniel Paille

Blackhawks Release Daniel Paille

On Monday afternoon, the Blackhawks announced that the club has released veteran forward Daniel Paille from his PTO.

Paille, 31, had 13 points in 71 games with Boston last season.

71 thoughts on “Blackhawks Release Daniel Paille

  1. Was hoping we found room for Paille, he looked solid but I guess we too many 3rd and 4th liners. Anybody have ideas on potential line combinations.

  2. Paille gets the ax, ok. Not sure why they bring guys in if they’re sure they don’t have room regardless. I get the competition angle but …

    To my untrained eye, Visnovsky, Hejda, and Paille can still help an NHL team. I didn’t see much from Kopecky. I don’t think the Blackhawks are in the business of doing player showcases for the other 29 teams. Maybe they keep these guys on speed dial if something goes amiss.

    It does indeed come down to moving Bickell. Paille and Visnovsky, if they were able to fit them, would’ve been nice depth.

    I do feel good about Schilling clearing waivers and being only 90 miles away just in case. Mashinter, eh, he’s around to provide leadership for the Ice Hogs.

    Cumiskey is still in camp supposedly. Maybe an AHL deal for him?

  3. re: Hof – why would guys come in and skate w/ the Blackhawks if there isn’t a chance of making the team?

    because the Hawks have made other guys (ex: Kris Versteeg) look better/more appealing to other teams?
    because the Hawks have a respected coaching staff and a good recommendation may help them elsewhere?

  4. Yeah I get that Tab but also to my point, I don’t think the Blackhawks are in the business of doing showcases for the other 29 teams.

    I understand why players would want to try out for the Blackhawks, you just mentioned two reasons.

    I’m wondering, outside of the “let’s provide competition in training camp” why the Blackhawks would bring this many guys in when they clearly have no room.

  5. One reason which might come into play is the Blackhawks are doing a favor for these player’s agents. That’s been known to happen with tryout arrangements.

  6. Maybe they liked what some of the youngsters had to give. If Baun makes the team then it makes sense. Baun, Tikhonov, Hartman were Paille’s direct competition for the 13-14 forward sports.

  7. “It does indeed come down to moving Bickell.” Yep, that’s it.

    Too bad. I was hoping for Paille to make the squad.

  8. Hof……….they had a TON of players in camp. no doubt. I always think in the back of my mind that they bring in the veterans to help out the kids with just being “professionals” and getting them used to the day to day grind of training camp. But, like you said, you never know what the relationship is with management and player reps. Who knows, maybe these players call Hawks coaches and ASK to be brought in, just to skate in the pre season with a proven winner and to see if any other teams will notice them.

    Either way, I hope some of these older players get picked up by other teams and can continue their careers for another season.

  9. Yes Reg, agree with your thoughts. Not for me to belabor this or question the “why” of their personnel decisions – they know much more than me – and if at some point they need a vet I’m sure they will pick one up.

    As for the guys who showed well in camp but were cut loose, yes, I hope they catch on. Lots of guys out there without teams – Glencross and Setoguchi were cut loose by the Maple Leafs and those two guys can probably still help some NHL team.

    But no doubt, the way the game is going is younger, faster, cheaper … and who has the guaranteed contract.

  10. It doesnt hurt to have guys on PTO for a few reasons. Number competition but secondly and more importantly ever since Stan took over roster spots have NEVER been handed out. Tuevo had to earn it, TVR had to earn it. Shaw earned it, Saad earned it. Has Dano and Panarin earned it,..most likely.

    Clendening, Pirri, Beach, McNeil, never earned it and got moved. Speaking of McNeil, he is hanging on by a thread and if some undrafted kid like Baun steps up which may have already happened he might be out. The only reason McNeil isnt on the Hawks is because of himself and no one else. Question Stans hockey decisions, question his contracts but you cant question his ability to judge talent.

  11. Is it possible they were brought in to give the core a longer summer with an easier camp? Bringing in some seasoned pros that are pushing it for their NHL lives would leave a better impression on younger players than core players coasting.

  12. I’ve read where the Hawks may have a trade in play with Arizona. Could this still involve Bickell and maybe McNeill.

  13. Dano-Toews-Hossa
    Panarin- Teuvo-Shaw


    Where does a guy that had 13 points last year usurp anyone there. For all his faults Bickell will put up more than that regardless of cap hit.

    I’ve read somewhere how much Panarin liked playing with Teuvo. And we all like Shaw on wing. 29 is stuck here since you can’t bury him. Perhaps you can entice another team with picks/prospects to take on Bickell. A three team trade with the leafs and devil’s to net JVR would be nice. He’ll I’d even take Doan at half retained. Sheds that final year of Bickells deal. The only hole in the forward bunch is that second or first line LW. I know Doan is a right wing, but he is a right shot. I don’t like Garbutt or Bickell there and I’d like to see Teuvo stick at center.

  14. so, just confirming… the roster…

    f: toews, kane, hoss, dano, panarin, aa, teuvo, bick, tik, shaw, des, and kruger
    with 2 of: garbutt, baun, ross, hartman, hinostraza (prob not hino yet).

    d: keith, seabs, hjalm, daley, runbad, tvr, rosz…
    or rosz goes to LTIR and we get 1 of gustafsson, pokka, svedberg, or cumiskey???

    any guesses tab?

  15. matt – why would Tikhonov be a lock-in and Garbutt not ? I think it’s just the opposite for all intents and purposes.

    davemanson22 – if a trade is in play for forwards, wouldn’t they have keep Paille until then happens ?

  16. so, just confirming, the forwards who are a lock to make the NHL roster for Opening Night (w/out a trade happening) are: Toews, Hossa, Kane, Teravainen, Shaw, Kruger, Bickell, Desjardins, Anisimov, Dano, Garbutt, Panarin. That’s 12 forwards. The final spot will come down to one of Tikhonov, Baun & Hartman. To be clear: there is no question whatsoever that Garbutt is on the NHL roster. Zero.

  17. Tab- agreed on the Forwards… I will add- I really think Tikho- is a lock too!!!

    I really try to watch him closely… plays the game smartly… He is somewhere between Kruger/Bolland (high IQ, + skater, responsible)- And I see an occasional flicker of Offensive play making… which should get better – if/when he is paired with Higher IQ guys like, 72,TT, 81- imo

    The WILD card is still 29… will he be LTIR (with “vertigo”) or traded… one can only hope!!! which would allow for Baun or other ( I know Hino- will not make it… but I have been high on him since picked,,, has played like Versteeg (w/o the Big braincramps-so far) )

  18. I haven’t gone to look it up but guessing that Baun and Hartman are on 2-way deals, but not sure about Tikho. Is there a chance the other two get sent down and Tikho stays on the roster and then Baun and Hartman ride the Rockford shuttle back and forth?

    Just like none of us want 29, I can’t imagine any other team will either. We had to throw in Johns to get rid of Sharp, who would you be willing to give up to get rid of Bicks? One of the guys mentioned above? Pokka? We can’t completely strip the cupboard just to get rid of Bickell. I’d get used to seeing his mug for at least another year.

  19. Baun and Hartman are both on their ELC, so they are 2 way. Tikhonov is 1 way and would require waivers. If he is sent down and unclaimed the Hawks would still have 90k retained as part of the “Wade Redden Rule”.

    Garbutt also is not waiver exempt. However, because Dallas retained salary and his hit is less than the league minimum+.375 (950k). His hit is 900k and would come off the books should he go unclaimed. Based on ice time, I highly doubt that happens.

  20. Bickell has been fighting vertigo, thats known. However he has played in 2 pre-season games…

    Stan has been able to pull some rabbits out of his hat i.e.. Vermette…

    If he can some how either LTIR (highly doubtful-see above) or trade Bickell with the vertigo… Well that would be miraculous!

  21. I have a feeling that 29 will be “Handcuffed” to the pressbox and eating hotdogs most of the year…. he will be an expensive insurance policy/backup for injuries to others

  22. Stan was able to pull off Vermette because of the Kane injury, If the Kane injury doesn’t happen I doubt they swing Timmonen and can not swing Vermette. Luckily for the Hawks the League doesnt have a salary cap on the playoffs. You could argue that the Hawks don’t win the cup if Kane doesn’t get injured.

    Putting Bickell on LTIR, is not an option at this point. Had he not played in preseason games and he said what he said, then it is. At this point I doubt it. He’s in Chicago or its a total salary dump. Also, the Hawks wouldnt get a gain on the LTIR front until the season started as they would have to be compliant prior to putting a player on it.

  23. I agree Wall. Although, I think he probably gets a little better than just hot dogs in the press box.

    4 million to travel north america, watch hockey and eat….Where do I sign???

  24. I think Garbutt has played well – solid third line LW. I don’t understand the negative comments. (and, his skills set may come into play against the Duckheads and Blues…)

  25. Bickell – vertigo is tricky business (played two games – so what?). Maybe LTIR and the beginning of a career as a scout for the Hawks? Ryan Stewart and Barry Smith mentoring…

  26. Here is my take away

    Since 2007, just 59 defensemen have even made it through to age 35. Add in the fact this deal doesn’t kick in until next season when Seabs will be 31 going on 32 so Stan has basically signed an 8 yr deal that in 3 is going to start looking really bad with 5 yrs remaining.

    I’m not sure with the current CBA how retirement will affect the Hawks cap hit it really is an awful deal.

  27. Something to chew on,…. who would you rather have Saad for 8 yrs or Seabs for 8 yrs? Money is about the same.

  28. Yes, perhaps an awful deal, but a necessary one for this team right now. Even the writer of the article, after detailing all that is and could be bad about it, says this at the end:
    “Not that the team had a real choice in the matter. Grunting under the horrible weight of this deal between six and nine years from now (when Bowman might not even be the GM any more) is a lot more palatable than letting him go and suffering in 2016-17.”
    If we get 3 or 4 more years out of Seabs – and I personally think it will be more, given his style and physical makeup – it’s worth it. Without him, I doubt we have 3 cups in the last six years. With him, we may have a few more.

  29. We get it SSHM. Here’s why I like the deal.

    He’s a top pair defenseman on probably every team in the league. The dollars and years is a lot. But cap hit isn’t that bad. Compared to what he’d get next July 1, its pretty good on the Hawks end. That’s what I look at most. I don’t see anyone worried about Hossa’s years or Keith’s. And it’sless than 1.5 mil more than their hits 6 years after those deals were signed.

    Who would you replace him with? Maybe this deal isn’t made if they still had Paliotta and Johns. Maybe. He’s had off years, but last year wasn’t one of them. How many NTCs/NMCs have been enforced by the player? I can think of one and I’m not too certain he was ever asked to waive it (Joe Thornton). How many players have waived their clauses when asked? Lots. They don’t mean much to me. Say Seabrook is 36 and his body just can’t take the abuse. He could retire, or the Hawks could put him on LTIR. His hit goes away in any of the 3 scenarios.

    7 is in a Hawks sweater for the next 5 years. That’s all that really matters. Your not signing his check. Have faith. Its not all doom and gloom.

  30. SSMH,

    I may be in the minority, but I would rather have Seabrook than Saad for the next eight years. Time may prove me wrong, but I feel this way for a few reasons:

    1) I feel that the relative worth of a great defenseman is greater than that of a great forward.

    2) Given the trade return for Saad (AA, Dano), plus other moves (Panarin signing, Garbutt acquisition, etc.) the forward positional depth is strong for the Hawks. Meanwhile, the losses of “high end” defensive prospects (Johns. Paliotta), which, in time, may or may not end up being a painful loss, leaves our positional depth at defenseman much less strong.

    3) Seabrook’s leadership qualities make a huge difference in his value to the Hawks. While Saad was a “good soldier”, I never found him to be a leader. Seabrook, on the other hand, is a leader in actions and, when necessary, words (Toews incident a couple of years ago, for example).

    Just my opinion.

  31. I think the Hawks and SB made the right move. Sure, 5 or 6 years would have been better but the Cap Hit would have been much higher. No GM can plan for what might or might not happen 4, 5 or 6 years down the line.

    At $6.85mm, Seabrook’s Cap is below market for the next 3 or 4 years. His new salary adds a very reasonable $1.05mm to the team’s salary Cap next year and going forward.

    A lot will change in the 8 years of this contract, including a new CBA in place 5 years into this contract. Who knows, another round of player buyouts??

    Bottom line is SB is responsible for putting the best team on the ice that he can given the Cap. Seabrook is a Core player in his prime. I think SB did well.

  32. Boys…….the one thing that we haven’t even talked about is the simple fact that Seabrook “wants to be in a Hawk sweater” and the money is secondary. He wants his name on the Cup, again.

    Unlike a local baseketball idiot who isn’t even thinking about winning, just about the big money………..Rerrick Dose.

    #7 does not have an injury history, either. I like the deal even though it’s not “perfect”.

  33. One of my favorite Hawk memories was Seabrook scoring the game winning goal in game 7 against Detroit in 2013. #7 is a winner. He delivers on the big stage. Great signing Stan.

  34. So Paille signs with the Icehogs. Good insurance policy in case of the inevitable injuries during the season.

    If Dano is a lock on the first line aND Anisimov is 2C, then either Panarin or Teuvo are going to get third line minutes. Too bad, because if they play to their potential there is no way they should get limited minutes. Nice problem to have for the team – not so much for the player.

  35. Yeah Puck, I saw that on Twitter and am frankly quite happy about it. Paille can help the Blackhawks if it comes down to that and it’s good they kept him in the org. for now. There’s no room for him currently but things change.

    Waiting on some more roster moves …

  36. Subban 9 mil, Webber 7.8, Suter 7.2, Letang 7.2, Campbell 7.1, Doughty 7, Phaneuf 7, Chara 6.9. I think Seabs is good money. These contracts aren’t gonna get cheaper by any means. Look in 3 years from now and see what a bargain it is then.
    Character on a solid team is paramount as well. Good deal Stanbo.

  37. Good response guys, just throwing some thoughts out to the group. Figured most on here would have a response to the puck daddy article. I really like Seabs the player and Seabs the leader. I also agree that a top pair defenseman is probably more valuable then a power forward. No question this team doesn’t sniff a championship let alone 3 without Seabs.

    However, the kicker with me is the age and the inevitable decline of skills that is going to happen very soon. I’m a big proponent that you pay for future production and not past accomplishments.

    I’ve already gone on record and said if Stan was ballsy he would have shopped Seabs (he likely did and Edmonton wasn’t interesting in trading him for a guy like Oscar Klefbom). I also understand the perspective of this team has a 2-3 window to capture another cup and Seabs gives them the best chance to do so.

  38. I think that $ and 6 years would have been fair. 7 over 5 would have been better. Meh.

    Once Keith fades significantly or retires (maybe 4 years left there of dominating play), if there isn’t some kind of revelation with the kids, then they are done winning Cups anyway and the Seabs deal is irrelevant.

    Could be another lockout and a fresh batch of compliance buyouts or contract voiding or they don’t protect him if there is an expansion draft in 3 or 4 years.

    If the goal is to win now and try to win while Keith is still Keith then the deal is fine and you sort out the fallout when they get there.

  39. I’m not so sure Dano is a “lock” on the 1st line. Remember we haven’t even seen Panarin in game action yet. Garbutt may prove to be the biggest surprise of all the new faces – wouldn’t be surprised to see him on 1st or 2nd lines. Regarding the last forward spot, my two cents is that it will be Tikhonov. He is a bit more versatile and I don’t see them wanting Baun to sit in the press box on a regular basis. If Bickell happens to go on IR then we have a different story. Glad to see Paille remain with the organization – such a solid team guy. Hof – Looks like the Icehogs should be very good this year including a few more veterans (i.e. Morin, Tropp, Paille) than they have had in recent years.

    Regarding Seabs my take is that Rocky remains scarred by the old man letting Bobby Hull go and seeing the impact that had on the team and fans. He has consistently shown that he is going to take great care of the core guys (except Sharp) that led such an amazing resurgence of the franchise even if it means overpaying either in years or annual dollars. If Seabs declines towards the end of the deal then he can always buy him out and get a bit of cap relief. I think that was more palatable than shipping him off for some young guys and feeling like crap for trading a guy who has played such a huge role in three cups. This will be the last such big deal that is done for a few years. I wish it was 5 or 6 years but understand the logic for the deal.

  40. He took care of Sharp. His usefulness had reached an expiration. Everyone including Sharp knew it. Both made an amicable split.

  41. Brent Seabrook got Mark Giordano money. That’s the market value for top 30+ Dman.
    Talking about the age factor all I know is that the 37 years old Michal Rozsival was playing alongside Duncan Kieth in the playoffs and averaging 18 minutes a night.
    Get me that from 37 years old Seabrook and we’re cool. The problem isn’t that they’re going to slow down at that age (him and Kieth)…the problem is drafting the new Kieth & Seabrooks. If you like obsessing about 7 years from now… not me.

  42. re: “who would you rather have Saad for 8 yrs or Seabs for 8 yrs?”

    Seabrook – because his money kicks in next year, he’s an elite defenseman, and the Hawks have replaced Saad once before when his name was Andrew Ladd.

  43. to dumdum’s point – it’s on the organization to continue to bring up kids who can make an impact around 2, 4 & 7. but at least for the next 4 years, we know the top 3 in Chicago is secure & elite.

  44. tab et all,

    so nice to get back to positive stories about positive solid character people on the hawks: seabs is as good as it gets and is as much a leader in the room and off the ice as toews, who seabs had to settle down in the heat of det 2013 cup run:

    I respect the opinion of the writer who dissed this contract noted above, but here is my response to that writer today: seabs is a big reason I am proud to be a blackhawks lifetime fan and:


    You make some great points but I’ve turned 180 on him since 2013

    He & #19 are the heart of the team
    & sometimes vs det 2013
    Seabs is only one keeping team on the rails

    Clean classy confident quiet person & player on & off ice

    We don’t win 3/6 without him
    We have a chance for some more with him

    Go watch his ot goals & assists: CLUTCH TIME & AGAIN

    So what if hawks pay him a couple years post useful life

    He’s earned it

    I also think he & hoss won’t take the $ if they can’t contribute the last few years

    Only risk here is his concussion history a few years ago, but I’d take that risk


  45. Expansion draft will be sooner than 3 or 4 years. Could be as early as next summer. I’ve speculated that if the expansion draft is next summer Hossa could be left unprotected. From what I’ve heard it sounds like the league will have 32 teams in 17/18, but I still think they could next season.

  46. T, Hossa’s dollars drop significantly in a few years and stay there for quite a few. The problem there is cap recapture. So even if he walks, the Hawks get hit with a penalty. If the Hawks trade him, they’d still be hit. The only scenarios that get rid of the end his deal are sending the deal to a low budget team that needs the cap hit to reach the floor and they put him on LTIR. Ala pronger or Savard.

    Another scenario would be leaving him unprotected. Its not a trade so they shouldn’t come after the Hawks for a recapture.

    Seabrooks dollars as per the CBA stay pretty flat for the duration. I believe if he retires after 35 the contract would come off the books as it was signed prior to his age 35 season. Unlike the Pronger deal. Could be wrong there though.

  47. I have touched upon him last year, so I’ll take the liberty to change the subject and repeat myself — Garret Ross has proven himself at the AHL level. He is ready to,play in the NHL. Just like Saad was three years ago when Carcillo got hurt game one lockout season. Baun is ok, but Ross is a far more polished player. He passes the eye test with flying colors. Too much time rotting in the minors can be highly detrimental to a player like this. See Morin.

    Tikohnov doesn’t belong on the Hawks; not every move Bowman makes is a positive one. There was zero need to sign him out of the blue for $1M. When are players like Ross, McNeil etc etc going to get a fair shake to make the team? I hope Panarin Bread tears it up and is Sharp Jr, but he hasn’t even played in one practice game — the jury isn’t even out on him, the evidence is far from over. The huge contact to Asimsov was a big mistake — he is nowhere near worth that kind of $. Zhamnov Jr twenty years later. Why the rush? Like asking someone to marry you before first date. Too many Russian players. All of a sudden, from no Russian players to 25% of the forwards. Makes zero sense. We ll see how all this plays out.

    My post last week RE Kane matter (the day rich lawyer #1 pulled stunt without knowing facts) was spot on. Rich lawyer #2 is a personal injury attorney she hired within a day or two after the occurrence at Kane’s house. This attorney has a 1/3 vested interest ($$$$$$) in any recovery she were to ever receive in civil court against Kane and all responsible parties (so that means solely Kane because he is the deep pocket). His long, somewhat unintelligible letter speaks for itself. It may take awhile to figure out, but my gut tells me there is NO way the young lady at Kane’s house didn’t know anything RE what her parents were up to. We are talking life changing, generational funding assets at stake here.

    Once again, I only have sisters and daughters and am highly pro-woman. Kane won’t be leading Bible Study anytime soon, but he will never regain his reputation back after all this.

  48. Loving the fact that even with the trading of Sharp, the apparent keeping of Bickell, the trading of Saad (and with Kane’s issues) there has been great competition with a lot of good players. I’ve really enjoyed watching this preseason. Different guys every night in the lineup who for the most part show some good things. Options for the Blackhawks down the road, familiar faces back for an audition for the old team or a new one…. Lot’s of good stuff for us all to think about hockey-wise going into a long season after a short but emotional and controversial post season. Kudos thus far to SB and the brass.

  49. Here’s what I’ve asked day 1 regarding Kane. Why does the accuser in a defense case need a lawyer….let alone 2? It just seems odd. The 2 lawyers she hired are from the same firm.

    I’m not saying he’s guilty or innocent. I simply don’t know and its too early to give me a headache thinking about. However, Roethlisberger had this same thing happen…more than once. He settled with the accusers but the DA didn’t have enough. The DA has posted all of his findings online because be thought Ben did it, just didn’t think he could prove it in court. Pretty sure Ben has restored his stock. People forget.

  50. I still think that the mom is behind this ENTIRE fiasco. But anyone, anytime and anywhere can be ACCUSED of a crime, proving it is an entirely different story.

  51. As far as the criminal case goes (assuming Kane is indicted), the date that she hired the personal injury attorney (which has been reported to be a couple days after the incident) is relevant and admissible as to her motive ($$$$$$) as the complaining witness/victim.

    The only reason anyone hires a personal injury lawyer — in all fifty states — is to attempt to recover monetary damages ($$$$$$) for personal injuries sustained in a given occurrence. This is customarily motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, construction accidents, etc. So the sole and only reason the young lady hired the personal injury attorney is to attempt to secure monetary damages ($$$$$) based upon her bodily injury(ies) sustained in the alleged occurrence. Personal injury attorneys work under contingency fee agreements — the lawyer does not get paid (and fronts all case costs) unless there is a recovery obtained on behalf of the client at the end of the case, which is either a settlement or jury verdict.

  52. Ernie regarding my post about a possible trade in the works with Arizona I saw it on Hockey Buzz 9/27/15 post by John Jaeckel.

    Dum Dum maybe this is why Paille signed the PTO with Rockford.

  53. DaveManson22. Jaeckel just makes up stuff. He has ZERO sources. The clown has never gotten anything right. He said that Saad and TT would be stiffs in this league. Do NOT listen to Jaeckel. The best quote I saw on him was that his best source is an usher at the hockey game!

  54. Iceman. Spot on! The media should be ashamed on how they have jumped to conclusions about this case. They made her out to be a victim instead of the money grubbing little bitch that she is.

  55. Seabs thanks for the info I’ll make sure to skip that site from now on. Would be nice if something could happen so Hawks could make room for another forward.

  56. Beat me to it Seabs. That’s why I asked because I didnt see anything from more reliable sources. Today Jaeckel says his sources that tipped him in on something with Arizona or the Isles now tell him Bickell is “almost completely untradeable.”

    No fucking shit!

    Do a little reading on Jaeckel. He lives in a Columbus Ohio suburb. Does something in advertising since June of this year. And his “business” Jaeckel PartnersLLC comes back to a house address. Not a reliable source. Their cap central feature seems to be relatively accurate. And I like that you can see where all the teams are in relation to eachother. Something General Fanager doesnt have, but Cap friendly does as well

  57. I did, and I don’t see it on this particular thread. Maybe I missed something. I think everyone’s been walking on eggshells a bit over this Kane situation, trying to be as objective and respectful as possible. Some, perhaps not.

    I totally disagree about trading him. Right now, given the facts that we know, there is no evidence proving he committed the crime that is alleged. There is no way, knowing what we all know about McDonough, that he would have sat there in front of the press and backed Kane the way he did if he wasn’t sure about where the evidence is pointing. He would never take the chance of it backfiring. Just too much at stake. Granted, is was a rather lame presser, but I think they all knew that and just wanted to finally put a company face on this thing. And BTW, I agree that Kane needs to wake up and grow into responsible adulthood, and fast. They may be thinking of trading him anyway, you may be right, but I have serious doubts about that.

  58. Kane’s not going anywhere, if anyone’s is a season ticket holder and doesn’t want the bobblehead on Jan 24th against the Blues I’ll take it.

    As far as I am concerned only 2 people know what went down his accuser and Kane. The accuser’s mom blew whatever chance their was for a criminal case w her evidence bag stunt.

    Everyone can argue about this that or the other and thats there opinion here is mine.
    Is Kane a punk bitch? Probably
    Is he an elite NHL talent? Yes!
    Does Kane likely need professional help? I don’t pay his salary, but if I was Rocky I would put him in a program.
    Does having Kane help the Hawks defend and win another cup? Yes

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