Posts tagged "Evaluation"

Valuing Hossa.

Valuing Hossa.
Since our last post touched upon an event that has had much bearing on Marian Hossa, why not talk a little bit about the guy on the wrong side of some of the douchebagery seen throughout the league in the form of high hits so well discussed. After all, Hossa is not the type of... Read more »

"Behind the Bench," an evaluation of Joel Quenneville

"Behind the Bench," an evaluation of Joel Quenneville
My rants throughout his tenure with the Hawks have left little to the imagination on my feelings surrounding Joel Quenneville as the head coach. I realize that there may be some instances where I assumed too much, or was maybe biased to the situation at hand. Lets face it, there is a lot we just... Read more »

Player Eval: Jonathan Toews

Player Eval: Jonathan Toews
Coming off of a tremendous year, very few have had better, it was pretty darn obvious that there was nowhere for Jonathan Toews to go but down heading into the 2010-11 season. Captain Marvel, Serious, Awesome, or maybe you prefer Tazer (don’t taze me bro); whatever you want to call him, Toews had accomplished in... Read more »
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Player Eval: Patrick Kane

Player Eval: Patrick Kane
What can be said that hasn’t already been said about Patrick Kane? Kaner builds more talk off the ice than he does while actually playing hockey, which is pretty difficult for a guy packing the skills he does and especially considering that he won a Stanley Cup by the age of 21 which included the... Read more »

Patrick Sharp agrees to terms with the Hawks: Player Eval

Patrick Sharp agrees to terms with the Hawks: Player Eval
What a great time to sit back and evaluate Mr. Sharp. As of now, Patrick will be a Hawk for the next 6 seasons earning somewhere around $5.9 mil a year starting in the 2012-13 season. You might be doing a double take after noticing that price-tag, I sure did until remembering just what Sharp... Read more »

Player Eval: Marian Hossa

Player Eval: Marian Hossa
I can hear the chant in the distance, “He will do better next year, He will do better next year, He will do better next year.” I have personally never been a fan of Hossa’s signing, but more for reasons involving the loss of Havlat than because of Hossa himself. I made jokes about how... Read more »
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Player Eval: Dave Bolland

Player Eval: Dave Bolland
I would like to evaluate some of the players who have already been sent packing, or who only played a few games before the season’s end, and I just might later, but likely not. Smith and even Kruger offer interesting perspectives, but there just isn’t much to go on. Even though I thought Johnson was... Read more »

Player Eval: Bryan Bickell

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Bryan Bickell has success written all over him. He is large, pretty fast when he wants to be, has good hands when he wants to, and a pretty wicked wrist shot. He seemed to carry that Big Buf mentality from time to time and even looked like a possible replacement for the big space shipped... Read more »

Player Eval: Duncan Keith

Player Eval: Duncan Keith
Time heals all wounds (well most anyway) and since time has passed between the 2010-11 season of watching Keith put together the worst season he will ever have, I might go a bit easier on the guy. Which will be hard given that he looked more like that Duncan Donut guy who races Kaner Coffee... Read more »
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Player Eval: Niklas Hjalmarsson

Player Eval: Niklas Hjalmarsson
Before I get to the point of the first post at Puck PowWow’s new home, which would be an evaluation of Hjalmarsson’s 2010-2011 season, I wanted to share with everyone what Eddie ‘O’ said in reference to Brian Campbell recently. Eddie referred to Campbell by saying that he was merely a “serviceable” fifth D-man. In... Read more »