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11-23-2004, 01:42 PM
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Originally Posted by J17ster
You still need offense. Anyway i belive that it is Martin Broduer who is a big reason for thier success. Chicago don't have Broduer. Correction they don't have Martin Broduer. The problem with Chicago is they don't many offensive prospects asides from Radulov. There top prospects are all d-men. They could have opted to draft a guy like Olesz or Tukonen instead of Barker as they already have Seabrook and Babchuk. You need offense and defense not just one or the other.
While I agree with you to a certain extent, GM's have stated that the most difficult position to fill was a legit #1 d-man. If the Hawks are extraordinarily lucky (isn't that an oxymoron?) they might have more than 1 of their prospects turn into that type of player. If that does happen, they will be able to trade one of them (if they chose) to land a legit 1st line sniper.

I will say that while the Hawks lack blue chip prospects, they aren't that bad off up front prospect wise (Radulov, Yakubov, Vorobiev, etc) and their core forwards are all under 25 (Bell, Calder, Ruutu, Arnason).

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