Our Stanley Cup Commemorative Issue Is Out!

Ok kids, took a little while to get it together but it’s ready. And things are going to work a little differently so let me walk you through it.

If you bought a season subscription to The Indian, you get the digital version of the Commemorative with it. No worries there. However, if you want a physical copy of it mailed to you, that’s gonna be $5.

We’re doing something new this time, and that’s we’re selling all three Commemorative issues together, both digitally and by mail. If you just want the PDFs, that’s also $5. If you want all three mailed to you in one neat little package, that’s going to be $12.

It’s an All-Star cast, with Andrew Cieslak, Fifth Feather, McClure, Mighty Mike D, Forklift, and James Neveau. It’s the perfect last splash of hot sauce on your championship pizza.

So get on in here and get whatever version you’d like!  Do It, HIT THE BUTTON!

Free Agency Primer

It may seem like the Hawks are going to have a quiet free agency, just like they had a quiet draft. Of course, if they don’t get Saad and Kruger locked up by Wednesday, it could get pretty interesting in a hurry. It’s already started a bit, as David Rundblad was signed to a two year extension today at a $1M cap hit. It may seem strange, and we didn’t see him in the picture, but as we’ve said before Stan is absolutely loathe to lose any asset for free if he doesn’t absolutely has to. We saw this with Scott and Bollig and others. Especially assets he had to give up other assets to get. He’s probably praying day and night that Rundblad can show just enough to be some throw-in in a deadline deal. Rundblad could also be sent down and only 75K would count against the cap, but just for shits and giggles that puts five d-men for sure on next year’s roster in Keith, Seabrook, Hammer, Johns, TVR, and Rundblad. If Paliotta or Pokka or Svedberg or unforeseen underdog can wow in camp, that probably puts Rundblad in Rockford.

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Where The Cup Should Go, Saad, Other Thingies

A couple randoms while we wait for the draft to begin and the real movement to start.

-On Twitter this week, I’ve seen repeated calls for the Cup to be at Pride Parade again, as it was after the 2010 victory, brought by Brent Sopel and his family. I totally agree with this, of course, it would be a lovely gesture. I’ve also seen people just begging for the Hawks to bring it to any bar south of Roosevelt, and I get that as well. I think there’s a difference between where the players bring it on their nights out and where the organization has like, official visits or whatever. It would be great if the players brought it down to Beverly (I think I can think of one particular family that would be excited by that) or Bridgeport. But when they’re on their nights out and just looking to get drunk and party, it’s up to them what they want to do with it.

But you know what I really would have liked to see in the days after the victory? Rocky and McD bringing the Cup to one of our more blighted neighborhoods, like Englewood or Garfield Park (given its proximity to the UC and all). There’s a few reasons for this.

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