Do you hear anything? No? Me either. No noise. No torches and pitchforks. No jobs on the line (yet). It’s pretty boring around here. Usually in late July we’re all too eager here in Chicago to begin HOT TAKE SZN surrounding the Bears and the NFL. This July, though, feels different.
A few notes to clear out before free agency officially begins, and keep in mind this post could be wiped moot in a matter of hours or even minutes. -As I said last night, the Andrew Shaw trade could very well work out. You kind of know what you’re getting with Shaw, and unless he’s […]
We’ll wrap up our free agent wishlist, and wait for the Hawks to sign players we never considered, with the biggest fish out there, unrestricted or restricted. And let’s cut the heart out of the Leafs while we’re at it. Mitch Marner Height: 6-0 (not really) Weight: 175 lb Age: 22 Shoots: Right 2018-2019 82 games – 26 G – […]
It’s only one report. And you can hear things differently. But The Athletic’s Scott Powers had some thoughts yesterday, and boy do they set you out to kind of ignore next season. Let’s go through them. 1. The Athletic’s Pierre LeBrun reported Tuesday the Blackhawks’ offseason objective now that they’ve signed two defensemen is to find […]
Continuing our look at the sparse free agent market, we turn to the winger perhaps below the class of Pavelski or Lee, but would be an awfully solid signing, Gustav Nyquist. And also maybe our most esoteric reference ever. Gustav Nyquist Height: 5-11 Weight: 184 lbs. Age: 29 (3o on Opening Night) Shoots: Left 2018-2019 Stats 81 games – 22 […]
Monday is when the doors fly open and GMs go climbing and rushing over each other for the chance to splash the cash on whatever player or players they think will take them to the promise land. Or save their jobs. Stan Bowman and the Hawks have been making noise at being interestingly active for […]
Once again in the Slak-less formation, we discuss the trade of Marian Hossa’s contract (and leprosy), and the possibilities it opens up for one more move before things get extremely quiet for the summer. As always, the podcast is outside the paywall, get it after the jump.
We took a bit of a tour through the league last week, but of the more local concerns, what have the other Central Division teams been up to this offseason? Nashville Predators – The reigning champs haven’t really done much of anything other than watch PK Subban have the summer we all dream of having. They […]
The Rockford IceHogs are set to be comprised primarily of prospects for the second straight season. With several defensive prospects signed to contracts this spring and a slew of returning forward prospects, there isn’t much room for veteran contracts. That doesn’t mean that there isn’t a need for them, however. It was very apparent that […]
There’s little point in talking about anyone else on the Islanders right now than John Tavares and whether he will stay on Long Island (whenever the Isles actually get there) or flea to much, much greener pastures this summer. In his hands he’ll hold the futures and presents of two franchises, with the power to […]