It feels like forever ago when the Hawks won the Cup/played their first regular reason game in 2013. Sure it’s only been 3 days in between games but with all the excitement of the start of this NHL season, it was a tease to have them play opening day and then not until Saturday.
Not a lot of questions were answered so far as the sample size is just too small. Coach Q does want to get all his forwards in so it does look like Ben Smith will be replacing Jimmy Hayes vs. Tampa Bay. Hayes had a mediocre game but I think it’s more Smith needing an opportunity to get in there as well.
The Hawks will look to tighten up their PK strategy after allowing 3 goals vs. the lethal Washington PP. Everyone nit-picking on how not only the Hawks, but how bad some other are playing, please keep in mind it’s October. It’s going to be sloppy. If you’ve ever played real life hockey (not just fantasy), you know that it takes a while to get your hands and feet to do what your brain tells you to.
Now, on to a fun game called Who Gets More:
~ Who gets more goals – Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane?
~ Who gets more points – Patrick Sharp or Marian Hossa?
~ Who gets more goals – Ben Smith or Jimmy Hayes?
~ Who gets called up from Rockford for the most games – Brandon Pirri or Jeremy Morin?
~ Who gets more bang for their buck for the Hawks from their new contract – Bryan Bickell or Corey Crawford?
~ Who gets more praise on defence – Nick Leddy or Niklas Hjalmarsson?
Let me hear your answers and/or your own questions!
Ty Cam Out!
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