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03-17-2013, 02:43 PM
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Originally Posted by EbonyRaptor View Post
The Hawks may have a glut of centers, but none of them are either (1) 2nd line center quality or (2) ready for a 2C role at the NHL level.

Pirri: 2nd line quality offensively but apparently not ready for defensive responsibilities.
Shaw: 3/4 center or winger.
Kruger: 3/4 center.
Teravainen: currently playing LW and not ready for 2C at NHL level.
Danault: more of a 3C.
McNeill: more of a 4C or winger at NHL level.
KHayes: played LW for Boston College and not ready for NHL.
JHayes: recently converted to center but with his skating it's doubtful he will ever be good enough for 2C role.

Keeping Bolland at 2C next season might give Pirri enough time to get ready to be 2C in 2014/15. The Hawks need a second guy to win faceoffs though - whether it's 2C, 3C or 4C.
Bolland isn't either of bolded

Originally Posted by Chelios View Post
Bolland has been absolutely money so far in his career in the playoffs. If the Hawks make a big run, I guarantee he plays a big part of it. I really don't see Bolland going anywhere, he should be able to be signed at a reasonable amount due to his numbers.
Unless Davey takes a major pay cut he isn't worth it ,, He will get 4M+ as a UFA

And Bolland was pretty terrible last year in playoffs

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