Friday, March 21, 2014
Hawks Recall Morin and Teravainen Stays with Hawks
It was pretty apparent to me what the Hawks were trying to accomplish. However, they needed that little LTIR miracle…and wouldn't you know it, a day after I posted that the Hawks would find that miracle….they certainly did. Besides fitting Teravainen under the cap, they brought up Jeremy Morin. Smart, smart, smart move. This little move may allow the Hawks to re-sign Morin without him having a bad taste in his mouth. ESPECIALLY if they can repeat as champions.
***Side NOTE: IF the Hawks don't play Teravainen tonight…it's strictly due to numbers. They are trying to fit everything under the cap. Remember, if he plays tonight, they OWE Teravainen $925,000. There are 12 games remaining. The rules stipulate that if he plays 10 or more games he MUST be paid in full. So, don't be surprised if he sits the next 3 games. I certainly would do that. I'd just say that he needs to get used to the system, and we're trying to fit him in,…blah blah blah blah…you know…all the politically correct answers. When in actuality, it's strictly about the numbers.
Hawks are playing the CAP like a chess master. Very interesting to watch this whole thing develop.