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  1. Chicago fires GM Tallon

    The good: Stan's hiring and who is his dad is. Maybe he can get us out of this mess. The bad: What if Tallon had a solution to get us out? He was reassigned, but maybe is Tallon stayed, he could've helped us out.
  2. Chi is SOOO Screwed

    I'm pretty sure we will keep at least one of the big three free agents, to show how confident I am, then this board can suspend me for a month if they don't.
  3. Chi is SOOO Screwed

    Maybe it's different? In MLB the team that traded you still pays your contract.
  4. Chi is SOOO Screwed

    I think Tallon does have something up his sleeve. Don't ask me what. But common sense, who makes these deals without having a plan?
  5. Predict The Wings Next Season

    Seeing as how Hjalmarsson has played only 34 career games, I can understand why. However, 2-3 years down the road, I'd like to see if you change your mind, cause he is promising. To be honest, you guys were the only team I feared of facing. I said back in December that if we could avoid facing you guys, we have a good shot of being Western Conference champs. I believe that if we played Anaheim, we would've won that series.
  6. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    It's not great yet. Maybe some of you will flame me, but when Lidstrom retires, I think Keith is going to be in the running for the Norris for a long time. Campbell is an offensive defenseman, but Barker has stepped up. As far as Hammer goes, we shall see what he does in his first full season. Also, you may have your doubts about Corey Crawford and Cristobal Huet. But in 1986, didn't people have doubts about Patrick Roy? In 2006, (Yes I know Gerber was the regular season goalie) but with the Canes down 2-0, who thought they could win against Montreal with an unproven rookie, much less win the cup? How about 2009? Despite losing in the 2nd round, Simeon Varlamov made some of the best saves I have seen in my life, and played very nicely aside from that game 7. My point is, though young unproven rookies are few and far in between, it is not impossible to go somewhere with Crawford or Niemi is Huet doesn't improve.
  7. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    If he has a team in front of him, why not? Huet was no Khabibulin, but nonetheless, he still helped us into the playoffs. Huet reminds me of that pitcher in the big leagues who gives up runs, but nonetheless, wins games with that run support. I think that though Huet may have his lumps, this team is that talented that we can bail him out.
  8. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Good luck. Ain't happening.
  9. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Toews doesn't have leadership ability? With all due respect I don't know how much of the NHL you follow outside of your team.
  10. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Don't mean to make this off topic, but I can relate in 03 5 outs from a pennant. Cleveland could've scored another run in the 9th and Mesa would get the save.
  11. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Hmm, let's see. Cubs last World Title: 1908 Indians last World Title: 1948 Cubs last appearance: 1945 Since 1945: 1948, 1954, 1995, and 1997 Cleveland has won the pennant. In terms of baseball they're no where near as unfortunate as us.
  12. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Just for the record: I am a die hard Cubs fan. If I had one wish it would be for the Cubs to win the World Series. The Cubs are my favorite sports team. The Hawks are 2nd. I would go to heaven if one (or both) won the championship in their respected sports cause I bleed Cubbie Blue and I bleed Blackhawk red. I was awfully young during the Bulls 90's runs, and 2005 was horrible, a nightmare beyone belief. Super Bowl 41 is the closest I have gotten, and that resulted in heartbreak.
  13. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Out of the big 3, if we can only keep one, let it be Toews. Hopefully Hammer will be willing to sign a bargain deal like Aaron Johnson did. It's simple Stillwater, hockey is back here in Chi Town. The bar was raised tons this season, we want to win, and expect to win. Obviously Tallon believed that signing Hossa would help. EDIT: Is there any way that Charles Wang can replace Garth Snow with Mike Milbury? Hell, he signed Yashin to a 10 year contract, maybe he would take Campbell or Huet!!!
  14. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    I think the only reason you are down on Hossa was cause of the result. I mean, can you imagine how hard Crosby would've been hit if you guys repeated? If Hossa won the cup, all would be forgotten. No one seems to talk about Crosby not performing in the 4th round as opposed to earlier in the playoffs.
  15. Versteeg resigns with Chicago

    Your last sentence is true. A good point, but also, if this is the heart and soul of our team, and they are in contract years, they will probably produce big time. As far as the Hossa thing goes, he lost in the finals just like Zetterberg, Osgood, and Franzen did. So while he contributed to the losing, you can't dub him a scape goat.