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06-25-2013, 08:39 AM
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Originally Posted by RangerBoy View Post
Chicago used skill and speed to beat the two brawny teams. LA and Boston. The Hawks have won 2 Cups in 4 years in the salary cap era. Nine players were on both teams. Toews. Kane. Sharp. Hossa. Bolland. Keith. Seabrook. Hammer. Crawford. Keith played with Seabrook and Rozsival. Oduya with Hammer. Quenneville didn't trust Leddy.

There is no reason why the Rangers can't model their team after the Hawks. The supporting cast. The Hawks won with one center. Toews. Bolland was their 2nd line center before they acquired Handzus for a pick at the deadline. When Bolland was out with his various injures,Kruger played up there. Two young players in the middle with Shaw and Kruger. If Bolland was on the line with Kruger and Froilk,Kruger played left wing.
To be fair, its a lot easier to build out that supporting cast when Kane, Toews, and Hossa are anchoring the top of the lineup.

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