Hawks win lottery jump from 12th to 3rd in draft

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Hawks win lottery jump from 12th to 3rd in draft
« on: April 10, 2019, 11:43:51 AM »
wonder if the league threw us a bone 2 straight years of Chicago out of the playoffs aint good for ratings lol

this is actually really good news, this is a top heavy draft, Hawks are going to have the pick of a really good center, or the top D man in this draft.
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Re: Hawks win lottery jump from 12th to 3rd in draft
« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2019, 12:02:05 PM »
wonder if the league threw us a bone 2 straight years of Chicago out of the playoffs aint good for ratings lol

this is actually really good news, this is a top heavy draft, Hawks are going to have the pick of a really good center, or the top D man in this draft.
Thankfully, at least in hockey, our front office is fairly good at scouting talent...navigating a salary cap on the other hand...

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Re: Hawks win lottery jump from 12th to 3rd in draft
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 12:25:00 PM »
wonder if the league threw us a bone 2 straight years of Chicago out of the playoffs aint good for ratings lol

this is actually really good news, this is a top heavy draft, Hawks are going to have the pick of a really good center, or the top D man in this draft.
Thankfully, at least in hockey, our front office is fairly good at scouting talent...navigating a salary cap on the other hand...

Yeah if this team is in the same spot as last 2 years this time next season,  and Bowman still isn't gone then shame on the entire organization for becoming what it was before Rocky took over.  That guy better have a hell of a plan for this off season and it better work, or he damn well should be gone. excuse time is over, IMO it should have been over this season.  he pointed the blame at the coach and it clearly was the roster. drafting has been decent, but roster moves and trades have not over the long term.
If you don't read the papers you're uninformed. If you do read them, you're misinformed - Mark Twain

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Re: Hawks win lottery jump from 12th to 3rd in draft
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 11:58:23 AM »
If Byram is there at 3 they HAVE to take him. don't get cute, you take the best player available.

I dont really like the idea of taking Turcotte, hes a local kid, Hawks have not had the best of luck with local products that have been fans of late. See (Hartman, Hinostroza,Schmaltz) too much pressure to replicate the last decade of success the Hawks have had that they all saw growing up as kids, and I think it adds too much pressure.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/blackhawks/ct-spt-blackhawks-bowen-byram-nhl-draft-20190604-story.html

https://chicago.suntimes.com/blackhawks/2019/6/2/18648824/chicago-blackhawks-nhl-mock-draft-third-pick-bowen-byram-alex-turcotte

https://blackhawkup.com/2019/06/04/2019-nhl-draft-potential-options-blackhawks-second-round/
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Re: Hawks win lottery jump from 12th to 3rd in draft
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2019, 12:28:58 PM »
Draft tomorrow...huge day for this franchise. lots of rumors swirling around. I hope the pick is Byram, i'm not really sold on either of the center options that will be there. Byram will be THE best available at 3, assuming 1 and 2 go down as predicted. Byram gives them an almost for certain great defensive core moving forward in the next 2-3 years. if they want to compete again with Kane and Toews this is a must...and forwards are easier to find then D in the NHL right now
If you don't read the papers you're uninformed. If you do read them, you're misinformed - Mark Twain