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06-11-2004, 05:15 PM
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Originally Posted by nomorekids
that's an area i'd like to see hammer improve on, as well. it seems like i can recall several times where he flat-out fell down at the blue line, creating a shorthanded chance. i agree with the sentiment that hutch could probably be packaged with a haydar or gamache...either for something to help now...or even to move up in the draft and snag a guy like tukonen or ladd. it's encouraging to hear all the positive words about blake...and i've heard the comparison of suter\hamhuis being a lot like foote\blake.
Hamhuis needs to be a lot stronger on his skates. That'll likely come with strength training and maturity. We lost a game or two here and there because he got twisted around and fell down too easily. Of course, he won a game or two with his nice slapper.

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