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08-02-2012, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan View Post
I'd say Olsen is a relatively high end prospect. If Sketch is against bringing him at the cost of Olsen, that's one thing. Saying he'd be against moving a mid tier prospect or two - like Shalunov and LeBlanc - that'd be something else entirely.
Originally Posted by DisgruntledHawkFan View Post
Would love to send a forward prospect out for Boyle, but in regards to NHL ready defensive depth? Past a question mark in Montador we've got a whole bunch of nothing and Olsen.
This is exactly what I have been saying. I don't see Boyle as being enough of an improvement to the incumbent players to warrant moving Olsen. If Johns, Holl, or Clendening were closer to being NHL ready I wouldn't have a problem with it, but as it stands now the Hawks have little NHL ready defensive depth. Injuries will happen, and in my opinion having Olsen ready to step up on D will contribute more to the season as a whole than having Boyle and Lalonde/Stanton.

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