Blackhawks '21-22

#176      
We're not even really disagreeing here.

Anyway, GarPax and Stan Bowman both left total messes at the United Center. Arturas Karnisovas went to work making chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what, and Kyle Davidson has decided to explore new levels of cynicism in hockey.

The Bulls will have the brighter long-term future, that is where I'm placing my bet.
No matter what they were “tanking” next year. They basically did last year without trying. Now you add the Keith recapture penalty of over $5 million and it is inevitable. They were going to have to subtract from the 6th worst team in hockey to get under the cap.

To avoid the rebuild you keep Debrincat, Strome, Kane, Jones, Dach and Hagel and build around them I guess. You will have pay those guys about $37 million probably? Gives you a lot of cap space but you probably haven’t done much to improve a lifeless prospect pool. Maybe in this situation you end up with a high draft pick in next years draft anyways? Kane is 34 next season so 35 when they are realistically doing anything. I just don’t see the logic of it.

The plan is simple. You may not like it but it is a plan. Stockpile draft capital and build the prospect pool while maintaining maximum cap space after the 2023-2024 season. You see what you have coming in prospects and then start building around it through free agency.
 
#177      
Might be a few lean years on the ice, but at least the Hawks won't be doing anything to alienate their fanba.....



awkward matt stone GIF
This is just dumb. Everyone loves Eddie.
 
#180      
We're not even really disagreeing here.
True, for the most part, but when I say 'punt' I mean Davidson is choosing a different route to an intended destination, whereas you have characterized his teardown more as driving aimlessly and hoping to run into success.

Anyway, GarPax and Stan Bowman both left total messes at the United Center. Arturas Karnisovas went to work making chicken salad out of chicken you-know-what, and Kyle Davidson has decided to explore new levels of cynicism in hockey.

The Bulls will have the brighter long-term future, that is where I'm placing my bet.
I generally don't follow the NBA at all, to the point where I have no idea what you were talking about with the Hinkie stuff, but watched some Bulls last year to check in on Ayo. I would bet on Karnisovas over Davidson simply because he has a track record of success (I think...), and he did put together an entertaining team.