In Stan we trust!!!… I think it Will be a great move for us
Stan will always put a nice spin on it. We’ll see what happens.
I like this move. A lot. I liked the potential that Panik had, speed, strength and finishing ability, but didn’t like the actual product. He was simply too inconsistent and seemed to take shifts off with frightening regularity. He reminded me of Stalberg in both potential and reality (not a good thing.) That Stan was able to move him for a guy with so much upside as Duclair is pretty awesome. Even if Duclair turns out to be a wash, the cap space benefits alone make this deal a win. The youth and potential talent that Stan has acquired on this team is impressive. I hope that the coaches can nurture the development process of these young guys so the potential becomes realized.
Reguardless of what happens with this guy this is a most excellent trade for the 5 coming yrs. just what if just what if this guy is good.
I like it…but habe concerns over how he fits. Read that a scout said hes a great skater, great hands, but no hockey sense.
Yeah, I’m not sure how he fits either, along with the call up of Jurco.
I doubt Q changes 20-19-48 not that Hino has jump started Saad and Toews.
Maybe Hartman and his shooting woes is moved off the 2nd line and Duclair is given a shot with Schmaltz and Kane … but then where does Hartman go?
With Sharp potting a couple lately and DeBrincat being one of the top scorers on the team – they seem secure in the lineup. Bouma? As much as I was against having a “Bouma like” guy in the lineup at the beginning of the season – he has grown on me and played his role very well.
I was hoping beat writers would report line rushes at practice today, but apparently they didn’t practice today.
Love this move. Duclair has the capability to be a fantastic top 6 forward. However, I truly think that a big trade is coming. I think anisimov might be a trade piece
Can’t leave us hanging like that. What position is the big trade.
Bowman said he’s not looking to make any more moves, but that’s to be expected. No idea on who may be on the radar. But max pacioretty is allegedly being shopped. I would assume they also would want draft picks. I’d prefer to get younger and go after galchenyuk but if the habs are selling I’m not sure they’d want to get older. Evander Kane is also being shopped. Rick Nash is allegedly on the block. But I don’t see an advantage to that move at the moment. I’ve also seen Erik karlsson attached to rumors. But I think that’s unlikely. No proof if the hawks do make a move on any( alot will depend on their play up to the deadline) but either way I personally think a big trade is looming.
re: “big trade” possibility – could there be one? Sure. Quenneville obviously loves Schmaltz as a center, and Kampf has been terrific since he slid into the 3C position w/ AA on IR. And it’s hard to see a 4C making as much money as AA is. That being said, Anisimov was playing very well when he got hurt and is valuable to the team. It’s more likely that Kampf slides down to 4C and we stop the Wingels experiment, moving him back to wing.
I think with AA playing as well as he was before injury, that he’s at a sell high point. He’s not in particular young nor fast. Which his what they appear to be wanting to get. Also not great on the dot
Depending on how much longer crow is expected to be out, I wouldn’t mind the hawks trying to take a buy low on mrazek either
Good point Alec, after the Darling trade, there is nothing resembling an above average backup NHL goalie in the entire organization.
My only worry with mrazek is he seems like he wants to be the 1 and doesn’t seem motivated if he’s not. But then again he has high end talent. And it’s low risk with an expiring contract. It’s also possible his struggles have come from Detroit’s lackluster defense. But if crow is out for a while longer, I see the need for help in goal
When Anisimov comes back and assuming Hino stays on Line-1:
17/57/13/64/10 – 64/57 rotate at 4C and 15/13/38 rotate at 4th line wing
I think duclair finds his way on the second line. That would make them dangerously fast. I worry that anisimov will struggle like before not playing in kanes line. But who knows
If 19,8,15 & 64 the 4 centers and 20 and 88 stay put there are 6 wing spots for 10, 12, 13, 17, 38, 40, 48 57, 91 and Sikura a good problem.
jersey number 91.
Guess that was discussed on another post.
Maybe the best thing out of this is Duclair theoretically should be easier to trade than Panik for another piece, so in that respect this is a good trade.
Would have been nice if Panik made other teams panic more than he was a flash in the PANik. We all saw the potential…maybe he was playing hurt at times?
Wonder what kind of guy Duclair is.
Bob McKenzie said that Arizona couldn’t wait to get rid of him, and said it was the “don’t let the door hit you on the rear end when you leave” type of getting rid of him. That was pretty much his exact quote.
Now, of course, the Arizona organization is not one that the NHL should necessarily model itself after, but I wonder what that was all about.
Part of it was the trade demand-not wise for a 22 year old to do. (but it worked)
Rangers gave up on him quick (18 nhl games). Good 1st year in Arizona his rookie year and a sniper from the slot. Signing Vrbata last year caused him to move down lineup and production nose dived and awhile in AHL. Vrbata gone this year and he was supposed to be top line again and no.1 pp unit but talks for extension broke down and he wanted out and things never came back yet. Hopefully new team and more experienced line mates help him mature and reach his potential. Say when on he is deadly goal scorer in low slot and on pp.
Duclair is coming to a better team in a great hockey market, so hopefully he will be motivated by that and find his game. I can’t blame any player for wanting out of Arizona.
If Duclair is smart he must:
1. Listen and learn.
2. Be patient.
3. Trust the top-notch hockey organization that is the Blackhawks.
If he does, he will become an excellent player. If not, he may soon find himself out of professional hockey.
Duclair skating with Kampf and DeBrincat at morning skate – I like it. Lines:
Anybody heard about Knott in Rockford? I thought he might be an option next year but he seems to have low numbers and not sure of his role?
Was hoping his skating could improve enough to jump to the NHL at some point.
I ran into guy at bar tonight started talking hockey.
He mentioned he ran triple A team in London area. I mentioned i was big Hawk fan. He started on how great a trade Bowman just made for Duclair.
He said the kid was going to be a great asset. I brought up some of the concerns that i was reading on yotes , being glad to get rid of him, and no hockey sense.
He said Duclair will thrive in hawks system and with hawk’s leadership and coaching.
Let’s hope this guy is right. He seemed really enthusiastic about Duclair.
He is a Leaf fan, BTW.
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