26 thoughts on “Ladd Keeping 16, Kruger Now 22

  • February 26, 2016 at 6:00 pm


  • February 26, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    not weird at all. this kind of thing happens all the time. classy move by Krugs.

  • February 26, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    Well, 16 will be available again next season because Ladd is a rental and Kruger is very unlikely to be back because of the salary cap game.

  • February 26, 2016 at 6:42 pm

    It’s weird because Kruger has played more games for the Hawks than Ladd. And when these things happen it’s usually at the beginning of the year.

    Because of his injury and only having 1 point in 33 games I wouldn’t be surprised if Kruger signs a similar deal this summer.

    Lastly, Jackets have recalled Paliotta.

  • February 26, 2016 at 7:18 pm

    Can’t wait to get Kruger back to the dot. We need help there

  • February 26, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Marcus Kruger continues to make decisions that put his team and teammates first. He exeudes class. Ladd will no doubt repay in kind.

  • February 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm

    kruger’s hard work, talent within his important role and incredible loyalty to the hawks last summer should be rewarded: they should sign him for a cap friendly number and gaurantee it for 10 years so he is safe economically no matter how long he plays:

    that dude is a loyal hardworking stud in a tough role and stan and his dad couldn’t have done all the magic here without guys like kruger TVR and dejarden (sp?) and shaw and darling etc playing great cameo roles for way under what they might get in the open market: my hope is ladd is willing to stay here for similar reasons and discounts.

    we shall see, but awfully divine to be a hawks fan since 2009: in rocky and the bowmans and Q I trust!

    tab, check this out: from damien cox of toronto star post ladd trade:


    swoon sometimes in feb and march: put the porsche in gear in april thru june!

    go hawks!

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Rental Player- Re: Kruger… completely agree – the guy deserves some loyalty from the Hawks… he is a rare breed in today’s Pro sports…

    Hope Wirtz gives the kid a job for life (maybe teaching face-offs… )

    under sized, under skilled, warrior w/ big heart

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    Danault traded to Habs for Weiss and Fleishman- wow – SB must be really bored!!!

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:20 pm

    Cox forgot Hjalmarsson. No respect.

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    Phillip Danault and a 2018 2nd.

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Hino has scored 2g and 2 a since being sent to Rock… Mcneill and Kero are still scoring… guessing SB likes 16, and Rock boys better than Danault…

    Motte- might be most complete- Motor like Shaw, actually heavier, + scoring, and quicker

    and Hawks are ALL IN!!!

    Now dump Handcuffs- and get a stud top 4 D man!!!!

    Rufus… your boy is gone!!!

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Holy smokes that’s a lot of new Blackahawks and its only Friday. Where does everyone go and who is out …more to come? Something with Toronto yet?

  • February 26, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    Half the team has been turned over…twice this year.

  • February 26, 2016 at 10:32 pm

    Okay, the suspense is killing me. When are they going to announce Bickell and McNeil to the Maple Leafs for a bag of pucks so we get that 4 million off the books for next year?

  • February 26, 2016 at 10:42 pm

    Any chance the Fleischmann acquisition is in case Kruger isn’t ready?

  • February 26, 2016 at 10:59 pm

    Ernie, are you sure Coogar has played more games in Indianhead than Ladd??

  • February 26, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Sad to see Danault traded, hard working class act,.,.he should have a long career in Montreal. Habs dumped some puzzle pieces that just would,nt fit ,.,and picked up a young stud with great promise .I hope the Habs make the playoffs so Canada has someone reprezentin!! Nuff said.

  • February 26, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Don’t know if I would term Danault a young stud. Panerin is a young stud. Danault is a solid looking nhl third liner.m

    Hard to believe Mark McNeill outlasted Denault in the Hawks organization.

  • February 27, 2016 at 12:01 am

    Was Danault playing with Kane and Anisimov NO,No,NoNo,
    Hard working kid who wil not be a 3rd 4th line guy for long.
    Watch and see Craig Nigativee.

  • February 27, 2016 at 2:04 am

    Andrew Ladd in Hawks games played-184
    Marcus Kruger Hawks games played- 320.

    Nearly twice as many

  • February 27, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Surprised at this move. It would have been a great chance to sell new Ladd sweaters. Now everyone can take the out of moth balls!

  • February 27, 2016 at 7:10 am

    Danault has value. McNeil…not so much

  • February 27, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Brokerwayne these decisions are made amongst the players with status and seniority -if you will – determining the outcome. It really is a respect thing amongst the players themselves, not the team, unless obviously the number has been retired.

  • February 27, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I always preferred Danault over Mcneill….

    but there is an outside chance… that Hawks actually value Mcneill more…
    Mcneill has WAY more offense than 24… 24 is really a bigger version of 16 ( not as quick reading the play- but might be faster skater than 16)…

    wts- Mcneill has shown tons of improvement in overall game… and Can actually shoot the puck versus both 16/24… so one can say… Mcneill is developing still…
    16/24 are all ready the “best” muckers – they are gonna be (16 being way better on PK and FO’s now)

    we shall see- but really Mcneill could be moved real soon… or perhaps SB is slow playing/paying/developing him into a very Cheap deal next year???

  • February 27, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Krugs is like Hammer. Good old fashion classy guy. You do not do what we have done and are doing without having some guys like this. Key ingredients to recipe.

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