I suspect I'll be longing for the way the Bulls' dynasty ended.
No agonizing over a bunch of champions that just don't have enough to get it done in the playoffs and the frustration that goes with that.
I sure as hell don't know how these trades are going to turn out, but I understand both of them.
It just sucks that a guy like Hjalmarsson can't finish his career with the Blackhawks. He played 10 years and got the living shit beat out of him, thanks in particular to his style of play. To say that he was indispensable to the Blackhawks' three Cups seems grossly inadequate.
I may come to prefer the Bulls' method (without the stupidity and incompetence that followed, of course): We're done. We're leaving (so to speak). It's over. Clean and simple. Only good memories.
and D Anthony DeAngelo. They are rumored to be trying to flip #7 and #21 picks to move up into the top five tonight.
Now...someone tell me about Connor Murphy.
However, he's big like Hammer - 6'3". And he's younger. Hammer is on the backside of his career. As you've seen from Oduya and Scuderi, that slide is pretty steep, so I don't think this was a bad time to get some value.
Some upside with Murphy. Time will tell.
So if you want to know whether or not he's sticking to his training regimen I'll let you know.
All kidding aside, Connor is a great kid and one of those guys coaches love. He's big but he's not really a physical presence on the ice. He should be a solid second pairing guy for the next few years.
So, if they can have some effect on him through good coaching and playing to his physical strengths, we may really have something here.
Murphy makes $250k less.
I'd take these moves more seriously if Bowman were interested in trading Kruger and Seabrook.
This is fallout from Marian Hossa. Saad is a great two-way forward, and is signed I think until 2021 at $6MM. Panarin is up in two years, and after the deal he took for the Hawks, he'll be backing up the Brinks truck.
Two birds, one stone. I like the move.
I thought he was popular in Chicago.
A hockey novice and very casual Hawks fan
The reality is that, despite two huge years from the Kane/Panarin line, the Hawks did not win the Stanley Cup, and did not even sniff it this year. The last year Saad played with the team they won it all. Saad is actually a year younger than Panarin, by the way.