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Forum: Armchair-GMil y a 9 heures
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Wadejos123</b></div><div>I agree with your D pairs, but offensivly some changed need to be made. Smith will not be playing because he is not healthy. which is fine, slot highmore in instead. That second line is terrible defensivly which is a huge problem especilly if they are gonna play the draisitle line. I would do:
Kubalik- Toews-Saad

These would be my lines against EDM. Part 1 - Kuba/Toews/Saad would be preferred against the McDavid line. This has been one of our better lines during the season which means we're playing to our strength, but I'd go a step further and say we need this line to go up against the McDavid line. McDavid isn't very good at faceoffs and Toews is really good at them. I'm not suggesting the Toews line with score a ton, but they are definitely a threat to score and I think this possession line with frustrate McDavid...at least more than any other line could. Part 2 - Highmore/Kampf/Carpy go against the Draisaitl line. Kampf is the only other guy that can win a draw and this is our 2nd shutdown line. Am I worried...yeah a little, but I'd also try to get Maatta/4k out there at this time too. This will allow for Part 3 - Spread out the offense between the two other lines. Cat/Stome/Cags and Nylander/Dach/Kane. Agreed these lines don't play a ton of D. Not every single line does, but we're a dual threat with 2.5 scoring lines. .5 being the Toews line vs McDavid line. I truly believe this plays CHI's strengths. Strome's NOT on wing. He's on the same line as Cat. Dach's a powerful center. He'll get sheltered minutes simply because he'll be in the Ozone or neutral zone most of the time. He can win board battles and he's good net front presence. Hawks have nothing to lose right now. Let the kids be who they are. They to their strengths and just let them develop. Keep it simple.
Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 5:13 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMSun at 5:02 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Ragsandbluesfan</b></div><div>Because murray could be here for a while unlike crow</div></div>

There are tons of reasons this is not good.

A.) Crow's a better goalie. Hands down. Literally the highest HDGSAA in the entire NHL last season and the Hawks defense stunk.
B.) Murray stunk last year. Why are the Hawks risking anything at all for a rebounding goalie?
C.) Murray hasn't been paid yet. He's coming off a team friendly deal and he was a MAJOR contributor to their two previous cup runs...he's not taking a discount and CERTAINLY not if he's traded.
D.) Crow's been established, paid, but been vocal about still wanting to play. He's not going to hometown MTL nor anywhere rebuilding. CHI is the best place for him and he'll cost less than Murray due to injury history...not last year, and I believe tandem is a huge reason why...but still injury history.
E.) The threat of Murray's arbitration scares the heck out of me. Goalies have been getting WAY too much money lately for only playing half a season. Elvis, Binnington, Koskinen played less games and have less cups....COMBINED...when they got their contracts. Murray outplayed Flower AND THEN flower got a 3 year $7M deal. I hear the fluff about Murray signing a $5M deal and I just don't see it....ESPECIALLY if he gets traded. I mean that's a middle finger if I've ever seen one. AND For the record, I wouldn't blame Murray either. Get your money while you can.

So let's recap....a worse goalie...that'll cost more...and we lose assets? It's just really poor asset management. The Hawks aren't required to solve their goalie issues on July 12th 2020. They have some time.
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