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I'm hoping (really, really hoping) that the Re-Up came after some long, hard conversations between Carcillo and Hawks management about his future conduct. I am hoping (really) that the words "Matt" and "Cooke" came up frequently. Carcillo showed, for a brief period, the sort of player he could be (particularly on the KaHossBomb line) if he just cut down the asshattery. I felt mostly sadness when he tried to kill Gilbert because there seemed to have been a civilising influence on him from playing on the Hawks top-6. it seemed there was a shot at redemption for him. Then he lost his mind and his ACL all in one go. So, hopefully, we will see the high-energy, combative Carcillo next year and not the mindless cretin. This is more in hope than in any real confidence though.
I like CarBomb - I think he can have a positive impact next year. He has heart, and that goes a long way - especially in the playoffs.