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#161 stevkrause

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

of course.

however, he is not eligible for arbitration.

thank you for clarification - I thought he had played 3 years, not just the 2... I still wouldn't be surprised if someone signed him to an offer sheet... he looked really good in the playoffs and is still very young and improving...

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 10:53 AM

thank you for clarification - I thought he had played 3 years, not just the 2... I still wouldn't be surprised if someone signed him to an offer sheet... he looked really good in the playoffs and is still very young and improving...


Agreed. He is the most important RFA for the Hawks. More than Niemi IMO. If the Hawks can't work out a deal with him then it depends on what he is offered from another team. I would think that he is a Hawk next year somehow.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 12:38 PM

Chicago currently has 9 forwards, 3 defensemen, and 1 goaltender under contract. After bonuses, they have about $1.99m in cap space. That's tough. Realstically, Hendry will probably cost them around $850k-$1m, Hjalmarsson $2.5m-$3m, and Niemi $2.5m=$3m. Crawford makes $850k, and is a solid tender. So they're $4m-$5m over the cap with 9/5/2 if it's still Niemi/Huet, and they are $2.2m-$2.7m over with Huet/Crawford.

So they need to add four forwards and two defensemen while dropping anywhere between $2.5m-$5m in cap hit.

I expect their lines based on current signed players (and players expected to be retained), playoff combinations and performances to look something like this, without potential trades or free agents:

Versteeg/Toews/Kane
Kopecky/Sharp/Hossa
Brouwer/Bolland/?????
?????/Reasoner/?????
?????

Seabrook/Keith
Campbell/(Hjalmarsson)
(Hendry)/Lalonde
Connelly

Niemi
Crawford

Even this roster, which assumes Huet being sent to the minors and all of the spots with players yet to be signed are at league minimum - not an unlikely proposition on its own - the Hawks are still around $2.5m over the cap. So we can expect to see at least one more move, unless NHL revenues increased by 10% or more; which is not impossible but fairly unlikely. If the Hawks can't find a taker for Campbell, then Sharp seems the most likely candidate, with a guy like Mike Comrie, Brendan Morrison, or Robert Lang perhaps filling the gap left on the second line for $1.25m or less if they would take it.

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:00 PM

there obviously isn't skill or talent wise, but they are definitely catering to their market of fans, maybe they can retool anthony stewart's career.


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Posted 24 June 2010 - 01:30 PM

And the downfall begins..

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 01:55 PM

Wings should make a pitch for this guy... the Hawks or just about any team in the Central don't have defensive size to counter this guy. Fatal mistake for the Blackhawks to trade him away. What use will Atlanta or any non-playoff team have for Byfuglien?? he will waste away out there. Trade ATL Hudler and Ozzie for him or Hudler + First round pick.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:01 PM

Do not like.

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 03:52 PM

Chicago currently has 9 forwards, 3 defensemen, and 1 goaltender under contract. After bonuses, they have about $1.99m in cap space. That's tough. Realstically, Hendry will probably cost them around $850k-$1m, Hjalmarsson $2.5m-$3m, and Niemi $2.5m=$3m. Crawford makes $850k, and is a solid tender. So they're $4m-$5m over the cap with 9/5/2 if it's still Niemi/Huet, and they are $2.2m-$2.7m over with Huet/Crawford.

So they need to add four forwards and two defensemen while dropping anywhere between $2.5m-$5m in cap hit.

I expect their lines based on current signed players (and players expected to be retained), playoff combinations and performances to look something like this, without potential trades or free agents:

Versteeg/Toews/Kane
Kopecky/Sharp/Hossa
Brouwer/Bolland/?????
?????/Reasoner/?????
?????

Seabrook/Keith
Campbell/(Hjalmarsson)
(Hendry)/Lalonde
Connelly

Niemi
Crawford

Even this roster, which assumes Huet being sent to the minors and all of the spots with players yet to be signed are at league minimum - not an unlikely proposition on its own - the Hawks are still around $2.5m over the cap. So we can expect to see at least one more move, unless NHL revenues increased by 10% or more; which is not impossible but fairly unlikely. If the Hawks can't find a taker for Campbell, then Sharp seems the most likely candidate, with a guy like Mike Comrie, Brendan Morrison, or Robert Lang perhaps filling the gap left on the second line for $1.25m or less if they would take it.


Good analysis of the problem. It still makes me chuckle to see Kopy up on the second line. :hehe:

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