How successful will the Hawks be next season?
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08-03-2012, 12:24 PM
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You are still living in the 90ís. What you describe used to happen all the time for the big market clubs Ö but those days are long gone. Todayís GM must be a top notch negotiator, well connected and even liked, must know the NHL inside and out, and still be financially prudent. You canít simply look for talent alone with no other considerations.
This team has plenty of skill. The philosophy that you always go for the talented players and in doing so donít address specific gaps on your team is never going to work in a salary capped NHL.
The 2008 Redwings, the 2010 Blackhawks come to mind.
They made a move for one of the top FAs and ignored some of the major holes elsewhere on the roster. Both teams had size and goalie issues too and had the bulk of their team constructed from within only making some minor moves to address other problem areas. What Bubba described seems to be exactly what Scotty/Stan are going to do.
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