Report: Brent Seabrook Update Coming Soon

Just before puck drop on Monday night John Dietz of the Daily Herald reported Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said the team is close to announcing what is wrong with Brent Seabrook.

Bowman added:

“He’s had some medical challenges he’s been dealing with for a while and we wanted to finally go get some diagnostics. When we have something to announce, we will.”

22 thoughts on “Report: Brent Seabrook Update Coming Soon

  1. Make him a defense coach so he can teach these young untalented kids how to play defense. The head coach sure doesn’t know how to help them

  2. @Translation for Stanisms

    a~Close to announcing what is wrong with Seabrook
    b~We’ve almost come to a buyout agreement

    a~dealing with medical challenges
    b~Seabrook is pissed off about the way he’s been treated

    a~we wanted to get some diagnostics
    b~we want to find any loopholes, so we don’t have to pay Seabrook’s full salary

    a~when we have something to announce, we will
    b~when we have Bettman’s blessing that we won’t get fined, and/or sanctioned for overpaying Seabrook and now trying to defraud him, we will not tell you the truth to hide our incompetence.

  3. Not sure how similar this is to Hossa. With Hoss it seemed like the decision came from Marian, like he just decided he couldn’t do it anymore. It felt like the Hawks and Stan were a little blindsided by it. I think the Panarin trade was a direct result (and over reaction) to both the playoff sweep and the loss of Hossa. If Hossa wanted to come back and if he medically could come back, I think he would have and the Hawks would have welcomed it.

    This feels more like a power struggle between Seabs and Stan. I had a small suspicion that letting go of Q and replacing him with JC was more than a subtle hint to the core that they should consider waiving their NMC’s. I think the Hawks are looking for a way to have Seabs fail a medical so they can LTIR him and shelve him for the duration of his contract. As long as they get medical clearance to do it and as long as the League (AKA, Bettman,) gives it’s seal of approval, I think Seabs ends up on the shelf. Which is a shame because I respect the hell out of him. It’s too bad the game has passed him by, so to speak. I think he could have value in a role like Sopel or Roszival did as the #6/7 defenseman on a squad trying to win a Cup. But his cap hit does not match his performance on the ice and what he brings to the locker room does not offset the lack of production. It’s a shame really, because he really did earn that contract. He is as much the reason the Hawks won those three Cups as anyone else. He was part of the best top four in Hockey from 2010-2015.

    It’s a shame the Hawks are handling it like this, because it feels like amateur hour and since Rocky took over this franchise has been nothing short of professional. Not looking forward to how this ends.

  4. Miroslav if any thought of trying to trade him any health issues need addressed first. He would want that too if he’s willing to waive his nmc. May not be as bad as looks from afar.

  5. Could be after being scratched he requested a trade and needed some issues taken care of to have a clean bill of health. Explain why players are silent on issue.

  6. With or without Seabs, when a hockey ticket costs $200, they have to win, and its not going to happen with their coach. As the late Herb Brooks told his players, “they can’t win on their talent”. Defense wins championships and only a coach like a Barry Trotz who teaches a defensive very successful system will begin to turn the Hawks around. You can’t keep giving up 40 -50 shots per game and win. It must be held to under 30 no matter how good the goalies are. Towes isn’t close to the player he was as well. He used to play with reckless abandon. Since he got the big contract, it seems like he’s afraid to stay in front of the net or dive after pucks. Other than Kaner, who else has the talent to win championships like Hossa? In time Kirby might, but not for a few years. Start with a new defensive scheme and build from there with goal scorers. It should be sai I believe that Bowman needs to go as well. Who really built the Championship team? Not Bowman. Its was Dale Talon who drafted the players like Kane and Towes. What has Bowman done that benefits his Hawks. He let the Breadman Panarin get away, made a mess of the Saad trade back and forth, and other huge mistakes. New defensive minded coach, keps shots against under 30, new General Manager, trade Towes for some great young potential goal scorers, keep Lehner and let Crawford go and in 3-5 years, they’ll be contenders again.In the meantime, their second to last in points in the NHL, the power play is a joke and defensive mistakes all over the play. Not just by defensemen. Forwards as well. Defense first. Keeping a puck out of your own net has the same effect as scoring a goal. Last thing. They have to learn to be consistent. Something they haven’t been at least since Coach Q left. Anyone dis-agree?

  7. Joey Blackhawk
    If his name was Gretzky no one would question. Rid Bowman and thing will change for the better. He’s done nothing since he came. All accomplishments was Talon. Seabs needs to be treated like a Hawk.Brought us all those Cups. Maybe Q will take him.

  8. Barry definitely believe it’s is his health. The sudddenness the other day looks to me like his decision. He would not be happy being scratched, so could be simple as nagging injuries and he wants to be 100% before going back in lineup or possibility of mutual agreement to explore a trade and getting healthy first.

  9. I just don’t understand all the negative talk about Seabs the past few years. Last season Seabrook was FOURTH in the league in blocked shots. Next closest on the Hawks was Keith ranked 25th in the league. Hjalmarsson was in 2nd, but Seabs had 124 hits to Hjalmarssons 45. Yet all I read is how Seabs is too slow too old etc.. This season he was 2nd on the team to deHaan but with this last sitting was passed by Murphy and Maatta (tied for 34th with 62 BS each). They each have ONE more blocked shot than Seabs (61 BS). None of them are close to deHaan who is still ranked 15th in the league with 73. Explain to me why it is that Gustafsson keeps being played on the special teams when his ranking of BS (30) is 173rd in the league? Bowman has no clue how to get himself out of the mess he’s created with the salaries. He certainly likes his pretty boys though … hence Colliton being made a coach in the NHL though he clearly proves he doesn’t belong there. Gives fans the perception that Colliton has it out for Seabs because they started in hockey together as kids and Seabs has 3 cups and a gold medal and Colliton couldn’t even play a full season. Or that Seabs is such a great leader that the team listens to Seabs and not Colliton. Or maybe Wirtz has requested that they put together a losing team to drive down the price of tickets. HA! All I know is that Seabs catches too much unwarranted flack from the media. He doesn’t deserve it. His offense may be down but his defense (which is his job after all) has never waivered.

  10. Forgot to mention the fact that every season they have had Seabs teamed with a young rookie which has required him to cover 1.5 positions. They’ve always had Duncs teamed with one of the more seasoned players. One more reason to appreciate Seabs even more.

  11. If the story is true on CSN, Seabs is going to have season ending shoulder surgery AND he is going to have BOTH hips repaired. If this is the case, he is one tough S-O-B. The guy was trying to skate with two injured hips.

    This guy is a true NHL warrior!

  12. Reg just imagine the pain he must of been playing through for an extended period, unbelievable. This isn’t something that happened overnight been coming on for some time.

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