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07-09-2006, 01:29 AM
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If Bell is dealt, it's most likely for a goal scoring top six forward.
Tallon has been frustrated with Bell's inconsistency and some of that can be contributed to lack of offensive support and constant shuffling among linemates.
The only reason Gomez and Havlat have been linked to Bell in trade "suggestions" is that Havlat would only be a one year rental (and would leave the team once he hits UFA-no way he'd stay) and the cap is putting pressure on NJ and Gomez is a popular name still left unsigned. Without these conditions existing, Bell's value wouldn't be near high enough to get these guys.
So if Chicago deals Bell, I doubt they'd be looking at a Dawes, Pock, or Immonen. Not that they aren't good players, but they don't fit Chicago's needs.
Prucha would be more like it because he appears to be that goal-scorer the Hawks need. I don't know if that's fair from NY's standpoint because I don't pretend to know their needs, but that's what I believe Chicago would be looking to get back.
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