2023-2024 Season - Welcome to the Bedard era

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Kind of excited about this season. Not expecting great things, but possible playoff appearance would be nice. I like the vets they brought in to protect Bedard and think they can do some things. Always hated Corey Perry, but now that he is a Hawk, love the man.
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Love those two assists, too, eh?

Perry, Foligno, Vlasic, and that kid from BC, all on the board in a 4-2 season-opening win. It's really happening.
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I loved Bedard's aggressiveness. 7 shots in the first period. The dude has a wicked wrister. I told a co-worker they would win. she watched too much pre-season and was down on them.

I think they have a chance to be decent this year. Playoffs as a low seed.

Perry looked pretty damn good as well. Mrazek had a helluva game.
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Bedard with his first goal on a follow up play coming around the net. He kept his composure when the Rat, Marchand was trying to throw him off his game. This kid is going to be good.

Tough to win back to backs on the road. Bruins are the better team.

Hawks goalies have looked good in these 2 games. Like Dickinson protecting his teammate. He got a few good shots in.
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Bedard is red hot at the moment. He is just getting more confident through every game. It is going to be fun to watch him mature, get stronger and take over the league.


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Well, so far this team can't put it together. They have yet to win back to back games. Bedard has been good and inconsistent. Should be expected of a rookie on a bad team.

This Corey Perry shit is interesting. I was hoping for a big impact from him. I got it, just in the wrong way.
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Bedard's amazing goal last night, a shot which hasn't been made many times. Nicknamed The Michigan:

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Grizzled wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 1:33 pm Bedard's amazing goal last night, a shot which hasn't been made many times. Nicknamed The Michigan:

Fucking amazing. Every other Michigan I've seen has been off the stick of someone curling around the goal or heading straight down the side of the crease. Bedard was moving quickly away from the goal when he scored his. It was almost a no-look shot.
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karhu wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 8:13 pm
Grizzled wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 1:33 pm Bedard's amazing goal last night, a shot which hasn't been made many times. Nicknamed The Michigan:

Fucking amazing. Every other Michigan I've seen has been off the stick of someone curling around the goal or heading straight down the side of the crease. Bedard was moving quickly away from the goal when he scored his. It was almost a no-look shot.
So, is he becoming the MJ of the Hawks?
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Grizzled wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 8:17 pm
karhu wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 8:13 pm

Fucking amazing. Every other Michigan I've seen has been off the stick of someone curling around the goal or heading straight down the side of the crease. Bedard was moving quickly away from the goal when he scored his. It was almost a no-look shot.
So, is he becoming the MJ of the Hawks?
In terms of his broader impact? Yes. He's playing a different game than everyone else. So maybe the Jack Nicklaus of the Hawks, too.

I almost said that the Larry Bird of the Hawks might be more appropriate, but a single player just can't turn a hockey team around, any more than one guy can turn a football team around.

It also bears mentioning that Trevor Zegras did the same thing, about the same way, on the same night. Still amazing, both of 'em.

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karhu wrote: Mon Dec 25, 2023 12:48 am
Grizzled wrote: Sun Dec 24, 2023 8:17 pm

So, is he becoming the MJ of the Hawks?
In terms of his broader impact? Yes. He's playing a different game than everyone else. So maybe the Jack Nicklaus of the Hawks, too.

I almost said that the Larry Bird of the Hawks might be more appropriate, but a single player just can't turn a hockey team around, any more than one guy can turn a football team around.

It also bears mentioning that Trevor Zegras did the same thing, about the same way, on the same night. Still amazing, both of 'em.

Not as pretty as Bedard's but still another Michigan. Hopefully one day we're talking about him as a Gordy Howe or Bobby Hull or one of the other greats.
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Bedard 2 goals last night and the game winner in OT. That wrister was wicked. Got a kick out of the guy actually throwing a few checks last night.
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I was excited when the Blackhawks drafted him, and he has been incredible ... and the poise he has as a rookie being the best guy on the ice at most times is very impressive ... never seems out of control ... and he is just so fluid and natural with his puck handling

welcome to the Bedard era indeed
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Bedard has become the youngest player in NHL history to make the All-Star game.
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Great jersey retirement ceremony for Chelios tonight. Also, great tribute to Kaner on his return to the UC.
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Kaner get the game winner for Detroit in OT. Pretty damn fitting way for the game to end.
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