• Jim

    My day with The Cup….

    Something very cool happened Saturday…..we were buying a car at Mercedes Westmont….and in the midst of the usual stuff, John McDonough showed up with the Cup. So they put the cup in a room, there were only about 10 people there, and we all took pictures with it. I was able to speak with John McDonough for a few minutes, he was a very cool approachable guy. Mentioned I was excited about the new players, and he specifically said he was looking forward to seeing Panerin. Of course, I DID NOT ask about Kane, I already know the answer.

    • Bwana

      And you took the worst picture ever with the cup. How mad are you?

      • Jim

        There is something wrong with my iPhone camera. My wife got a better picture with her Samsung. 2 days later, I’m still stoked about this impromptu Cup celebration.

        • jordyhawk

          It might not be your phone. You could have Blurry Guy Syndrome.

          • Jim

            It’s partly by design, so I don’t frighten anybody with my face 🙂

          • Preacher

            Pretty cool!
            And I hate you now…..;)

    • B.I.G. Forever

      E Class?

      • Jim

        My wife got a GLK350. We’ve been going here for years. Ask for Jose, and they will hook you up. Word is a lot of the Hawks shop here, including a guy with a mustache.

  • Andrew Heitman

    Is Marko Dano a more skilled version of Shaw?

    • krome

      That would probably be Ryan Hartman.
      Dano is projected as having much more upside skills-wise (and probably rather less physicality)

      • Andrew Heitman

        So yes. A more skilled Shaw.

        • seabsrat

          The only similarity in their games (or rather physique) that I’m aware of is that they’re both small.

          • Andrew Heitman

            Both small and go to hard areas of the ice.

            Those are pretty big similarities.

          • seabsrat

            I stand corrected.

          • seabsrat

            I just think of Shaw as being a physical, energy player first and foremost, who has some skills that set him apart from your typical 4th line player.

            When I think of Dano, I think of a quick offensively inclined player with good hands, who doesn’t emphasize physicality in his game to the same extent Shaw does.

            Of course, I’ve hardly seen Dano play, so maybe I’m 100% wrong. Really looking forward to seeing him play, though.

  • seabsrat

    Seems like Dano puts himself in a good position to score goals. Lots of opportunistic goals on those highlights. Excited to see what he can do dressed in red!

  • B.I.G. Forever

    I have to say I’m shocked the Barry Rozner piece isn’t up here about the Hawks potentially moving Kane in the short term. ‘According to insiders:’

    “Kane had been warned about his behavior, and the Hawks were not pleased that he announced at the Stanley Cup rally that he intended to act the fool again while celebrating the team’s third championship in six seasons.

    The brand, the titles and the sweater go hand in hand as far as the Hawks are concerned, but no one player is bigger than the team and the Hawks and their litany of sponsors do not want to be known as a group that values winning above decency.

    They do not want to be the Baltimore Ravens after the Ray Rice debacle, so the Hawks find themselves painted into a corner and Kane is holding the brush.”

    As days turn into weeks with still NO arrest, charge or ANY relevant news you have to think the Hawks are behind the scenes – indeed – preparing for life WITHOUT the most prolific playoff performing dynamo this franchise has ever seen.

    • 60MinutesBaby60

      Believe me that I get zero feel good from typing the following but …

      For the very reasons BIG Forever states, I think Kane will not skate again for the Chicago Blackhawks.

      Like everyone else I hope he’s proven innocent of theses charges, but the very fact that he would EVEN let himself get into this fix – after the previous stories about him – is imho deal breaker for Rocky’s way of doing business. Irreconcilable differences.

      I won’t say it’s heartbreaking but it’s as bad a sports story as I ever want to hear – for ALL parties concerned.

    • Jim