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Forum: Armchair-GMil y a 12 heures
This is a very complicated question from the Hawks point of view without even introducing other teams. Yes, Shaw is loved in Chicago. He's also just got another concussion and has on occasion mentioned that he can't take too many more of those. DeHaan has had (I think ) 4 shoulder surgeries and I know 2 within the past 2 years on the same shoulder. ~$8M in cap crunch is there. The 1st thing the Hawks organization needs to do is better understand what Shaw/DeHaan want to do. Those are the 1st dominos when it comes to the long term situation for the Hawks. If those guys call it quits...those contracts aren't toooo hard to move. LTIR and insurance paying the salaries...I can think of a few teams that'll take that on for smaller assets.

The Hawks need more Connor Murphy's. Not less. So it would have to be a MASSIVE overpayment in order for Stan to listen. I'd also support that decision as a Hawks fan. You don't get a better hockey club by trading away your best players. So unless it's 99.9% certain that prospect is going to be something good...there's not a whole lot to talk about.

I hear <a href="/users/MG1986" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@MG1986</a> when he says hockey trade because both teams want to win now (Leafs more likely this year than Hawks), but the example of Murhpy for Johnsson is a fleecing. That's NOT CLOSE to a hockey trade. The hardest position to find in the NHL today is RHD. The easiest position to find is middle six winger. I can't state enough how pissed I'd be to lose Murphy for a $3.4M - 25 year old - middle six winger. How about this trade. Saad for Reilly? It's just not close.

From the opposite view point...I'd suggest that Leafs fans overvalue their wingers. It's just pretty darn easy to find a winger that'll score ~40 points and it won't cost you $3.4M to do it. Every single year in the NHL there are wingers that make this production on ELCs. Every year. You don't find ELCs be top 4 RHD every year.

***EDIT*** Stan traded Kahun for Maatta. You can go back and check my history. I was pretty darn upset when that happened. Today...I don't mind the trade. I was wrong back then. I don't care about Kahun's 27 points in 48 games. Good for him. The Hawks need D and bad. Maatta's been pretty decent.
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Forum: Armchair-GMWed at 3:33 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Caniac2000</b></div><div>That's a BIG NOPE from Carolina, you aren't getting a bluechip prospect like Bean for a pending UFA goalie who only works in tandem like Lehner, PLUS 2 FIRSTS. Get outta here. Chicago fans need to be real with Lehner's value</div></div>

So I do think this is a bit much. Jake Bean is a lot to give up. He's part of the long term future in CAR. I don't forsee him leaving at all. The pick on the other hand I do think CAR should trade away for a goalie specifically. Reimer is in his 10th year and we know he's a backup goalie. We can agree and likely do agree that he's playing well right now, but he's still a backup. The goalie position in the playoffs is something you can't mess around with. IMO it's the single biggest weakness CAR has and it's by a country mile. That defense is WAY too good to start saying career backups (or proven sub par goalies when they do start) are now suddenly playoff caliber goalies.

CAR is in the PERFECT position to make a move.

Went to the ECF last year. - Check They're contenders
Have ALL of their main pieces locked up on good contracts. - Check
Have many HIGH quality prospects both already in the NHL on ELCs like Svech and Necas - Check
and in their system like Bokk/Bean/Suzuki/etc... - Check
They have lots of draft picks. - Check

If you don't make a move this year for a Glaring hole when you are a Cup Contender.....When would you EVER trade away a 1st rounder? If not this year, then it's never. AND that would be very unfortunate for CAR fans. Multiple teams every year trade away 1st rounders because they take the playoffs serious. When everyone else gets better...than makes the person standing still worse. Take a look at the article below. It's not a lot to give up a late 1st.

<a href="https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/The-Myth-Behind-Late-First-Round-Picks-Spoiler-They-Arent-That-Good/261/103567" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/The-Myth-Behind-Late-First-Round-Picks-Spoiler-They-Arent-That-Good/261/103567</a>
Forum: Armchair-GMWed at 9:04 am
This is the hardest thing to gauge in the NHL trade market right now IMO. There are definitely no shortage of opinions here. Hockey writers like Sean Maloughney have articles about what's a 1st round picks true value (articles below) and how important goalies are. I'm not in THAT extreme of a camp, but I do agree that goalies are MASSIVELY important for a cup run. STL fans can speak to this better than I can, but years and years of good teams, but no goalie...then BOOM! Binnington comes in and you win the cup and you're still in 1st place this year too.

I personally don't think Mrazek is a good goalie and this is the ONLY position that CAR needs to address especially with Williams back and playing well. The biggest problem I have With CAR's goalie situation is that CAR's defense ranks 5th best in high danger shots allowed, but somehow is ranked 21st in % of those shots turning into goals. That's 100% the goalie position and you're not winning a cup with that. ***EDIT*** I need to clarify that's what it was a week ago. I haven't looked today and CAR has played a bunch of 1 goal against games since***

<a href="https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/The-Myth-Behind-Late-First-Round-Picks-Spoiler-They-Arent-That-Good/261/103567" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/The-Myth-Behind-Late-First-Round-Picks-Spoiler-They-Arent-That-Good/261/103567</a>
<a href="https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/Coyotes-Obvious-Weaknesses-On-Full-Display-With-Oilers-Victory/261/103804" rel="nofollow noreferrer noopener" target="_blank">https://www.hockeybuzz.com/blog/Sean-Maloughney/Coyotes-Obvious-Weaknesses-On-Full-Display-With-Oilers-Victory/261/103804</a>
Forum: Chicago BlackhawksTue at 11:26 am
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Socially_Hawkward_Podcast</b></div><div>The way I took his quote is he just doesn't wanna take a pay cut. He's done that already in the past and it hasn't benefitted him. He wants market value. So if the hawks offer him a market value deal right now I bet he'd sign. I think 6-7 years at 7-8 mil would do it. With crow coming off the books you still save a couple mil in goaltending. You said there's zero reason he wouldn't sign here in the offseason. Well let's not give him a reason by trading him away to a bad situation or worse, trading him to a team he ends up liking more and resigning with. He wants to be respected. I don't think he'd feel very respected if the hawks traded him.</div></div>

I hear ya, but if the Hawks go on a losing streak (entirely possible with this roller coaster team) then it shouldn't be a hard conversation at all to say. Hey Robin, the Hawks this year were injury plagued arguably more than any other team in the NHL. (3) new LTIRs this season that are out for the year and multiple guys down for months already in this short season so far. It just wasn't our year. We're going to get an F ton to trade you away as a rental. We REALLY hope you keep us in mind when you hit free agency. We Thank You for your time here. I'm (Stanley is) the one that ultimately gave you the deal you have right now. I'd like to be the one that signs you to your next deal.

If they keep winning...then we're going to do exactly as you're suggesting.