I don't think you can call him enigmatic after 2 seasons. He's had 1 good year and 1 bad, that's all there is to it. With Blashill coming in he'll be used properly (scoring role, not checking). So I expect a better year from him.
I remember a few years ago I was at Joe Louis West as I like to call the Hawks' barn, wearing my Yzerman jersey and a Hawk fan yelled at me, "Why are you wearing that? He doesn't even play for them anymore! And Red Wings suck!" It was then I looked at who he was wearing and it happened to be a Byfuglien one so I said, "Why are you wearing that? HE doesn'e even play for the Hawks anymore." He then tried to tell me that Byfuglien still does, and that he just bought it because Byfuglien is a, "Beast," and will win cups with the Hawks for many years to come. So I laughed in his face and left. Then some of their fans tried pushing my little brother down the stairs getting outside. It was a real...magical...expierence.
And hell I remember when Wing sweaters took up 85% of that place, they couldn't even give tickets away, what a joke.
You should have put on a Chelios Wings jersey. That would have done it.
How do the hawks manage to play so many of these games where they get called for 1 judgment call or less? Then add on top of that the kicked in goal. I still remember that BS game against the wings when they were called for 0 penalties.
From 97-08, the Hawks went to the playoffs 1 time and didn't win a playoff series. All those draft picks all those years, and finally Dale Talon came in and helped build the team there. Stan Bowman has been great as well, but the key here is all the high draft picks they grabbed all those years.