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11-02-2012, 09:00 AM
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Chicago is in no way interested in doing this deal for several reasons:
1. There biggest problem (aside from goaltending, which this trade in no way addresses) is a lack of depth down the middle. This trade adds Gagner, which is a good thing since he is offenisvely capable, but makes them lose Bolland, who is one of the most important players to Chicago's success due to his ability to shutdown opposing players. Having a hole at 2C is better for the Hawks than having a hole at 3C, due to the different roles and the fact that Chicago has a very strong top six aside from that missing 2C
2. Seabrook has been the best D on Chicago the last year or so and forms one half of the arguable best D-pairing in the NHL. Chicago already has trouble keeping the puck out of their own net, and removing their best shutdown D and not even receiving a D to replace him would be extremely foolish.
3. Aside from Gagner, the Hawks have no real interest in any of the pieces offered, especially not at the price you're asking. Paajarvi has good potential but the Hawks want to win now/soon. Lander is a piece with fairly low value that doesnt affect the trade too much, and the 1st, while a valuable piece to the right team, would not entice the Hawks to let their two most important defensive skaters go.
now was that too difficult
There was some speculation last season that Seabrook could be in play
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