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Blackhawks land top defenseman Brian Campbell

There are 138 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Jul 1, 2008, titled Blackhawks land top defenseman Brian Campbell. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

If there was any lingering doubt the Blackhawks are trying to do whatever it takes on and off the ice to regain a foothold in the Chicago sports scene, it has been erased.

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Nick

Melrose Park, IL

#123 Jul 2, 2008
Tim wrote:
Tony that is so right, Beach will be the steal of the 08 draft. He is going to stand in front of that net and piss off the goalie and defense. Watch and see how this kid plays. I have been very impressed with Tallon and the kids he has drafted. And I am not talking about the first round picks he has some really good picks and this team is young. And Tony I don't think Koci played after that fight with Chara, I might be wrong but I don't think he did. I will give Tallon the benefit of the doubt and watch what he does, he has impressed me so far so lets see what he does for an enforcer
Hes a high risk high reward pick, I think the Hawks were in a position to make that pick, he fell to 11th and he was like for sure top 3 a few months before the draft.

He has a fantastic, hard, accurate shot, I hope he works out but hes a loon.

I hope he works out, hes junk goal city but try knocking him off the puck... He will bust your head open and beat someone till someone pulls him off, skate away and belive he did right.
WING-MAN

Orlando, FL

#124 Jul 2, 2008
From one poor, desolate franchise, to the next, now to the worst of them all. He actually prefers to be surrounded by losers.

There goes your hopes and dreams of ever getting your name on the Holy Grail.
paul

Bradford, Canada

#125 Jul 2, 2008
Tony wrote:
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Right on Tim. Eager hasn't been the same since he had his clock cleaned by Gary Roberts before he was traded to the Hawks...Koci was never the same after that Chara fight..
Hey Tony anyone that tries to take on Chara has more guts than a platoon of marines or is crazy. I saw him pick up McCabe from the Leafs and bounce him around like a rag doll.
paul

Bradford, Canada

#126 Jul 2, 2008
Who is this guy Wing-Man? Perhaps he thinks this is the Detroit News not the Chicago Trib.
paul

Bradford, Canada

#127 Jul 2, 2008
bryan wrote:
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I agree. I think he will make the team and possibly but put on the line of Kane and Toews to protect him.
Two skill guys and a body, can't go wrong there. Look for that line to create chances with Kane and Toews, and bang around in front of the net with Beach.
The guy would run over his mother to get to the net. I like his moxie but he can be a loose cannon at times. I agree that the vets will bridle him down without killing his drive.
Tony

Clermont, FL

#128 Jul 2, 2008
paul wrote:
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Hey Tony anyone that tries to take on Chara has more guts than a platoon of marines or is crazy. I saw him pick up McCabe from the Leafs and bounce him around like a rag doll.
Yeah, no kidding Paul. I also might add that Koci handled Boogard when they fought...It's a tough job...Now he's in Tampa.
Tim

Schaumburg, IL

#129 Jul 2, 2008
Wing Man is a loser, probably a crack head. I think he needs to listen to the media, Meth is bad for your health and mind. Look this is for Hawks fans to talk so just do everyone a favor and leave. The thing that I loved reading was that Tallon had to say no to potential free agents. When was the last time that we heard that?
Chicago is Hockey town

Georgetown, TX

#130 Jul 2, 2008
Great to see all the fans coming back like the old days at the stadium. I am very excited about this team and all the youngsters and the improvement in there game. I still think we might be another scorer up front if we lose williams.
Chicago is Hockey town

Georgetown, TX

#131 Jul 2, 2008
We might "need" another scorer upfront.
henry

Petrolia, Canada

#132 Jul 2, 2008
Trade Khabibulin too old too expensive trade Havlat can't stay healthy and lets see a real changing of the gaurd resign Williams what are ya crazy this guy can do so much for a team
Nick

Melrose Park, IL

#133 Jul 2, 2008
henry wrote:
Trade Khabibulin too old too expensive trade Havlat can't stay healthy and lets see a real changing of the gaurd resign Williams what are ya crazy this guy can do so much for a team
Sometime it better to keep a player...

I will give up Seabs, 3 first round picks and Khabby and Lang to Ottawa for Heatly and Spezza?

Hell I would give up 4 1st round picks to have a couple of Heatly and Spezza years on the Hawks.

I think Ottawa can use 4 1st rounders and Seabs to re buld now that Chara and Redden is gone....
Tony

Clermont, FL

#134 Jul 2, 2008
Say goodnite Nick...lol
Scotty

AOL

#135 Jul 3, 2008
The Red Wings have done it again! Made the rest of the league look like salary cap idiots! Should be favorites to win the Cup again! Can the Black Hawks even make the play-offs with their collection of misfits no one wants?
Paul

Horton, MI

#136 Jul 3, 2008
Nick wrote:
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Hes either stupid or he is waiting for the Hawks.
He had long term deals of 7.8-9 coming from the Pens and Oilers but he signs in Detroit?
The only logicical thing is hes waiting for cap space to open on another club (hawks).
If he wanted to win cups then he might as well sayed in Pittsburgh and played with Malkin and Crosby...
I'm just basing this on logic and the fact he said he wanted to play in Chicago...
Are you kidding me Nick? First the Wings were about $18 mill under the cap so they had no problem fitting Hossa in. They only signed him for one year because they have to sign Zetterberg and Franzen before they become UFA's next year and they don't know what the Cap will be.
Secondly, you think the Hawks are better than the Wings? lol
You also said that Hossa's best chance to win the Cup was to stay in Pittsburgh? Are you kidding me? Their roster is being decimated as we speak and the Wings are loaded for many more years to come.
The Wings are the class of the league, get used to it. The Hawks can beat the Wings all they want during the regular season, the Cup is what matters.
Paul

Horton, MI

#137 Jul 3, 2008
Hossa said he wanted to play in Detroit, not Chicago. That is why he signed with Detroit for a hell of a lot less than anywhere else. Face it, players want to play in Detroit and do so for less. The highest paid player on the team only makes $7.45 mil. That is why they are successful, players buy into the team first program and want to win. 4 Cups in 11 years says it all.
That being said, I sure hope the Hawks take the next step because I am an old time hockey fan and miss the days when the Hawks were good and the rivalry was top shelf. Good luck!!
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#138 Jul 3, 2008
I was late jumping back on the bandwagon this last year (I'm so ashamed to admit that, Rockie), plus the lack of games on TV meant that I really didn't get to see much of Burish. However, it didn't take long, or much, for him to make a lasting impression on me. That one-punch coldcocking of someone in front of the crease in a February game put him on my list of action heroes!
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#139 Jul 3, 2008
Scotty, and to a lesser extent, Paul: Hold that thought and run it back past us later on next season. Maybe you'll still be confident and laughing and maybe, just maybe, we'll be laughing and crying our way past the Wings with this really huge silver cup.
No Kool-Aid, just seeing things that we haven't seen in a while and figure that that trend just might continue. Lord Stanley wasn't even linked to hockey before last season, as far as our casual fans were concerned. Look what's happened since, not much of it was EXPECTED. Now for this next year, we're not EXPECTING that the Cup is automatically attainable, even given the outrageous turn of events in our favor. Given this new revision of expectations, don't be quite so quick to be blowing that horn. We, in turn, will try to contain our enthusiasm.
IT AIN'T EASY, THESE DAYS !
Paul

Horton, MI

#140 Jul 4, 2008
RamRod wrote:
Scotty, and to a lesser extent, Paul: Hold that thought and run it back past us later on next season. Maybe you'll still be confident and laughing and maybe, just maybe, we'll be laughing and crying our way past the Wings with this really huge silver cup.
No Kool-Aid, just seeing things that we haven't seen in a while and figure that that trend just might continue. Lord Stanley wasn't even linked to hockey before last season, as far as our casual fans were concerned. Look what's happened since, not much of it was EXPECTED. Now for this next year, we're not EXPECTING that the Cup is automatically attainable, even given the outrageous turn of events in our favor. Given this new revision of expectations, don't be quite so quick to be blowing that horn. We, in turn, will try to contain our enthusiasm.
IT AIN'T EASY, THESE DAYS !
Like I said yesterday, I hope you guys take the next step. It will only help the Wings in my opinion because one thing missing is a natural rival such as the Blackhawks. Something I miss so much you wouldn't believe it. I can't stand not having a real rival in the West and the Hawks would provide just that. Plus the NHL needs it bad, they need a market like Chicago to be dominant again. That being said, you don't do it overnight and for Nick to say that the Hawks are better or equal to the Wings is ridiculous don't you think?

I also can't wait for Wings/Hawks at Wrigley next year. This rivalry is gonna explode if you guys take the next step so good luck!!

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