Once More Unto The Breach – The Committed Indian’s Season Preview: Dineen and 24/7

We continue our roll through what will matter and what won’t in the upcoming season. Today we go over to longtime guy I Am Not Chico Maki and his two queries.

Will the addition of Dineen (and subtraction of Kompon) be noticed in any tangible way on and/or off the ice?

On the ice maybe. If Kompon was in charge of the power play, then we can assume that Dineen will be as well. If Kitchen takes it over, then God help us all. Anyway, the thing is it’s fun to joke about how incompetent Kompon made the power play (it’s one of Kings’ fans faves), but the Hawks did finish 10th last year with a respectable 19.5% clip. Of course, the year before that they were awful, and each year in the playoffs they’ve been pretty much woeful for long stretches.

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Please Help Fund Edgar’s Fight

Not being a person who reaches out for help frequently, every now and again situations arise where it’s borne out of necessity, and this is one of those times. And it’s necessary to use the audience we have created and trust to help friends of mine.

Edgar, the 8 month old son of two friends of mine, was recently diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. He’s a sweet, happy child, and his parents are proud, good people, but they are however staring down the predictably immense medical bills for both Edgar’s procedure to remove the tumor, as well as the chemotherapy that is set to begin shortly.  At present he is doing well and hardly knows anything has happened having undergone a procedure last week to remove the malignant tissue, but there is still more treatment to undergo.

So if there’s anything you can spare, please click over to Edgar’s fund raising site, and do not hesitate to pass it along. And many, many people are grateful for anything that can be generously spared. Thank you.

teuvo camp

Once More Unto The Breach – The Committed Indian’s Season Preview: Teuvo, Richards, Mashuguna and More

Time to start, and because he’s earned the right we’re going to kick this off with the very bearded and very Irish MightyMikeD’s queries:

When do we see Teuvo?

That would depend on who you talk to. Most seem to think he’ll start the year in Rockford, in which case it’s likely he would be up no later than the Holidays, depending on the rest of the lineup shakes out and injuries and other various factors.

Me? I think he starts the season with the Hawks.

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NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Chicago Blackhawks at Los Angeles Kings

Once More Unto The Breach – The Committed Indian’s Season Preview: Question Time

It’s that time , folks. We know you’ve been waiting for it. So have we, and so have our friends who are tired of us bothering them constantly because we’ve had nothing to do. Yes, the Hawks don’t start training camp for another 10 days or so, but that’s not going to stop us from kicking off our season preview for the ’14-’15 campaign.

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