42 thoughts on “Vince Hinostroza Sent Back To Rockford

  • February 22, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Rockford forward roulette, who’s next?

  • February 22, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    Hinostroza hasn’t looked very good. Very pedestrian player. Maybe he develops?

    I’m more frustrated with Panik and Rasmussen. The pixie dust has worn off both. Hard to stomach both playing at the same time. And add Mashinter on the ice at the same time and it is really depressing.

  • February 22, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    Hopefully this means big hoss is coming back soon.. You can definitely till how different we play with out him

  • February 22, 2016 at 12:27 pm

    I agree with the Real One. VH has not looked very good, though I see room for considerable improvement. I hope he takes a few pages out of Shaw’s book. Also agree on Rasmussen and Mashinter, though Panik not so much. I would be happy to see them both disappear. That fourth line has to be clicking for us to succeed in the playoffs and it just own’t happen with those two on it.

  • February 22, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Wonder if Hino is roster/salary related or on ice play related?

  • February 22, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    Wondering why Sekac was buried in favor of Hino. Did Sekac do something bad in the Anaheim game that I missed? I thought he was playing fairly well up until he was scratched…

  • February 22, 2016 at 1:48 pm

    Tony, the parenteua article is an intriguing idea. I like his low cap hit, production thus far this season, and the ability to still add a defenseman with that deal; however, I think Stan will push most of his chips in for a top rental LW1 or pursue Boedker and possibly try to extend him. They’ve been high on Boedker for a while now.

    Also, second city hockey has a tendency to throw bogus idea out there. Remember their article on what we could get in return for Crawford? Many lols.

  • February 22, 2016 at 2:04 pm

    Once the playoffs roll around Q will be afraid to play the fourth line as it is now constructed. IF we get a top line lw Shaw will be bumped down to the third line with Danault and TT. Desi will be bumped down the fourth line with Kruger and Panik. 53 and 70 thankfully won’t see the ice during the playoffs.

  • February 22, 2016 at 6:28 pm

    Sekec has been very underwhelming since being aquired, trash for trash trade no doubt.

  • February 22, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Agreed on Sekac being acquired because of an expiring contract.

    Listening to Habs/Preds on Sirius. Habs guys said Eller would fit perfect as Hawks 3c.

    Also, Ryan Reaves was Ryan Reaves and hammered Matt Tennyson. Dirty hit, dirty player.

  • February 22, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    ….still depressed from 6-1 shellacking by the Wild outdoors……but looks like after all the rookie auditions….Blackhawks will add a a couple of wingers….from trade rumours still hoping for Ladd, and maybe Versteeg or Parenteau….a lot depends on outcome of Hossa’s injury to allow cap space… rat packer Versteeg coming back again will probably set an nhl record for most traded player to one team….lol….

  • February 22, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    That’s the spirit Reg.

    Hawks, yes man. Those guys played during the bulk of the 82 games to get experience and see who could be used for playoffs, but also to eat min. (games) during the season until we add players at prorated cap hits for the positions we need most.

    We add a good LW FW and we are going to be deep again with 16 on 4th line and 65 on 3rd line. Danault has showed he can play longterm wise now/this season. Teravainen has already proved he can raise level in playoffs. Same as Dejon being good on 4th. That’s 5 of the 6 there.

    I would like to add a Defensman, cant ever have too many (32). Even though our 3rd pair and depth guys are better then we had. That should do good for min on top 3.

  • February 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Let’s be honest, this is NOT a cup contending team. They’ve leaned too much on Crow and the PAK line for much of the year, and their record is inflated because of it. The defense is just atrocious outside of Keith and Hammer. Seabrook isn’t very good any more, and on a lot of nights he’s downright awful. Cannot believe Stan gave him that ridiculous extension. No way the Hawks should be buyers at the trade deadline. It’s not worth trading away any more picks, prospects, or proven NHL talent for a rental who’s going to be a slight upgrade over what they’ve got now. Stan’s best bet is to try to shed some salary, and roll the dice with what they’ve got and hope Crow can regain some of the magic he had for most of the season up until recently and pray he can stand on his head for four rounds. That’s the only way this team is going to even sniff a repeat.

  • February 23, 2016 at 7:05 am

    Okie, I can agree that the Hawks may not win the Cup this year. But you are wrong about the Hawks record being inflated. The Hawks are second in the entire league in Wins and Points…The reason is against the entire league the Hawks are
    4th in Goals Scored
    7th in Goals Against (even after the 6 goal barrage)
    2cd in ROW

    You could argue that the Hawks rely too much on their top 6 forwards and top 4 Dmen. So what. Most teams do the same. I’ve said before, I will not be crushed if their is no Cup this year. That said, I trust SB will make some minor moves to improve the club as well as manage the Cap wisely.

  • February 23, 2016 at 8:26 am

    There IS something to be said about this team’s shortcomings. Fact is we have won games largely on the backs of Crawford and the Anisimov line. The Toews line has struggled all season, a combination of a big hole at LW and father time catching up with Hossa. While Shaw has done an admirable enough job on that line, he’s not ideally suited to be a top 6 LW. Ramussen, Panik, Garbutt / Sekac, Mashinter all together on this roster at the same time is damning indictment that we no longer have great forward depth…lets face it, all of those guys are, at best,
    # 12/13 type forwards. On defense, we have been forced to have van Riemsdyk play in a top 4 role…while he has handled the duty surprisingly well, objectively speaking both he and Gustafsson are #6 type defensemen on a strong team. Biggest worry on defense remains how much Keith, Seabrook and Hjalmarsson can have left in the tank come April and beyond hockey.

    The addition of a quality LW would be huge. And since this team has a window of opportunity right now to compete for another Cup, I think you pull out all the stops and trade away a Teuvo, Dano or top draft pick to get the missing piece(s) you need. I can’t worry about tomorrow. Only the present. Chances to compete for a Cup can’t be assumed every season. It’s late February and the Hawks need to grab the bull by the horns.

  • February 23, 2016 at 8:58 am

    …..Hawks are definitely a Cup contender again but must make some moves otherwise other teams will improve significantly with the caliber of players available…they cannot stand pat and are still a work in progress even though they won the Cup last year IMHO……

  • February 23, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Rufus, Im not sure if it’s the real Rufus or not because I’m finding myself in agreement with you more and more lately. Frankly, it’s scaring the crap out of me.

    Toews has had a down year, the mileage on Hossa is catching up and now injured. The injury and games played are not related. Of the 12 forwards they ice each night, I feel good with 9 of them. Hossa is part of those 9, Kruger is not. A few of those players are mis-slotted mainly because of injury or lack of depth. A 1 LW and a healthy Kruger fixes a lot of that. If they LTIR Kruger, they can send down or trade Rasmussen as he makes more than Mashinter and still have 20 roster players in order to create space for a LW.

    Perhaps that “forward or two” Q had mentioned doesnt mean trading for 2 players. Perhaps Kruger is the second.

    This is most definitely a pipe dream but



    Looks pretty good come playoff time. Could interchange Staal,Shaw, and Danault for faceoffs if need be. Shaw to 1 LW, Staal to 3c.

  • February 23, 2016 at 10:10 am

    Let’s hope the rumors are true about the Leafs taking on Bickell and it doesn’t cost the Hawks too much to do so

  • February 23, 2016 at 10:39 am

    A wise man once said, ‘Those detractors. Those morons.’

    What Ruf/Anth/Ernie said and Golden too.

    The same thing happens every deadline. Most of the payoff teams add a player or two. Only a couple of the other top teams are as good/deep roster to begin with. We do need to keep pace so we are as deep/moar deep. Our core is the top in Hockey until 2 is 35/older, we just have to play majority of 82 games without full roster because of cap. Then theres the deadline to add players at 50% retained.

  • February 23, 2016 at 10:46 am

    Toronto paper had Parenteau going for a 3rd or 4th unless a bidding war happens-
    not sure he fixes top 6 problem for the Hawks

  • February 23, 2016 at 11:07 am

    Krugs skating and stick handling now.

  • February 23, 2016 at 11:32 am

    Good News on Kruger. He still probably needs to build up the wrist strength to prevent a recurrence of the dislocation.

  • February 23, 2016 at 11:41 am

    If PAP goes for a 3d or 4th and the Hawks don’t get him, that would be too bad. A very serviceable winger at $1.5mm and a chance to resign him at about the same Cap hit. That would be a great Cap management move for the Hawks .

    No one is taking Bicks unless the Hawks eat at least half his salary and nothing in return……..well at least that would be $2mm off the Cap.

    So what if the Hawks go to battle with the army they have?? Is that so bad?? How many teams would you trade our 23 man roster (with 16 and 81 in and 53 and 70 out) for another teams roster straight up???

    The Hawks are Cup contenders as they are. Depth is their biggest worry. That could and should be addressed with a couple of $2mm players

  • February 23, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    @Ernie… the most confusing part is that Rufus actually made sense for the first time ever… (if it’s really Rufus)

    The only thing that truly indicates this may be “the real Rufus” is his willingness to trade Teuvo.

  • February 23, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    You can feel the (Real) Rufus in the writing.

  • February 23, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    You can feel the (Real) Rufus in the writing, when its him.

  • February 23, 2016 at 6:27 pm

    Me thinks someone has risen from the dead.

  • February 23, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    I’m giving my age away but it’s like will the real Mr. Rufus please stand up-
    Please right two sentences about your thoughts on Jeremy Morin or Trevor Daley–

  • February 23, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    It’s not just Rufus.

    Noonan, I’d like to think I’m still young and I remember that song being on MTV…when MTV actually played music on TV. So…you callin me old?

  • February 23, 2016 at 9:36 pm

    I think this guy kidnapped Rufus.

  • February 23, 2016 at 10:14 pm

    Did he kidnap iceman too? Wtf

  • February 23, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Iceman is good. Rufus is Sr Brad

  • February 24, 2016 at 12:39 am

    Sr. Brad is in Paradise laughing at this stuff. (Sr. Brad probably kidnapped Rufus and has him in Mexico)

  • February 24, 2016 at 6:58 am

    Ernie-yes you are too young-I’m the one who is old
    ‘To Tell the Truth is an American television panel game show created by Bob Stewart and produced by Goodson-Todman Productions that has aired in various forms since 1956 both on networks and in syndication.
    The show features a panel of four celebrities whose object is the correct identification of a described contestant who has an unusual occupation or experience. This central character is accompanied by two impostors who pretend to be the central character’
    I watched in the 60s and 70s and the real ____stood up at the end.

  • February 24, 2016 at 7:24 am


  • February 24, 2016 at 7:25 am

    Sr. Brad….or Hof?

  • February 24, 2016 at 9:44 am

    Noonan, that’s fucking hilarious.

    The two Imposters have taken them down one by one. Sr. Brad, then Hoff, then Rufus and Iceman.

  • February 24, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Identity theft isn’t just for credit card and social security information anymore.

  • February 25, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Trade Teravainen now!

  • February 26, 2016 at 12:13 am


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