Recent content by SnakePlissken

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    Blackhawks '21

    Two wins over the Panthers to right the ship, which looked like it was listing badly. I think we'll need to get to about 65 points to make the playoffs. Lots of important games coming up!
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    Loyola Chicago 71, Illinois 58 Postgame

    Coaches need players, and players need coaches. Krutwig is a really good player, and Moser is putting him in a position to succeed.
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    Blackhawks '21

    Definitely, as Dallas appears to be the team most likely to catch the Hawks for that last playoff spot. The Stars can't seem to string wins together, which is good news for the good guys.
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    NHL on ESPN returning

    I read that NHL.tv will cease to exist and the regional sports networks will still have exclusive rights, so I don't think there will be any change to local blackouts.
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    Blackhawks '21

    Going into this series w/TB I would have been happy with 3 points. Now we have a bonus game!
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    Blackhawks '21

    It's hard to believe the Sabres didn't sign him. Even if they thought for whatever reason his skills weren't ever going to translate to the NHL, his work ethic on the ice is just so obvious that you have to find a place for a guy like Hagel in your organization at some level. I guess he's just...
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    Blackhawks '21

    FWIW, he's currently 4th in the NHL in hits. I don't think he's ever going to look good with the eye test because even when he's making a good play it still looks awkward. I'm giving him the benefit of the doubt because the overall results have greatly exceeded expectations, and he is...
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    Blackhawks '21

    Not me, but that's mainly because I don't miss Saad. I view him as a complementary piece on a contending team, not a building block, so I wouldn't have re-signed him when his contract is up at the end of this season. Could we have gotten more for him at this year's trade deadline? Possibly...
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    Blackhawks '21

    I'll wait to hop on the HOF-comparison train until I see a little more data, but I like your enthusiasm. 100% agree that he doesn't play small.
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    Blackhawks '21

    Agreed. Cat's been very impressive all over the ice. I know his numbers were down last year in part due to an abnormally low shooting percentage, but to me he looks like a completely different player this year.
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    Blackhawks '21

    I don't know how much weight I would put into the schedule. We do have 4 wins against Detroit, so we're just 5-5-4 against everyone else. Then again, Detroit is a not-horrendous 4-7-3 against everyone other than the Hawks. You just play the games as they come. Hard to say if starting with...
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    Blackhawks '21

    It wasn't a particularly impressive performance last night but a win nonetheless, and, hey look, we're in a playoff spot!
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    Illini Golfers in the Pros

    Up to -4 on the day and T10!
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    Blackhawks '21

    If you recall the latter half of Q's last full year, when Crow got hurt and the goaltending was a hot mess, Keith was almost guaranteed to cough up at least one pizza to the slot each game. I don't want to say he was in full on IDGAF mode, but he certainly didn't seem careful managing the puck...
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    Blackhawks '21

    Totally agree on Delia. I generally like goaltenders to play a "quiet" game - get to the right spot quickly with an efficiency of movement - as it leads to fewer mistakes and wide open nets. He's definitely not playing a quiet game right now. He does make a lot of saves, so hopefully he can...