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09-19-2013, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by SimpleJack View Post
Hawks forwards should look more like this....

Bickell - Toews - Kane
Sharp - Kruger/Handzus - Hossa
Saad - Shaw - Hayes
Bollig - Kruger/Handzus - Smith

I see Kruger as the better fit at 2C to platoon with Handzus with Saad being more natural at the wing and better on that 3rd line with Shaw and Hayes. Hayes has been extremely impressive at camp so far and is starting to win over a bottom 6 spot in favor of guys like Morin or Beach.
Kruger really is no more a center than Saad, Kane, Teuvo, or whoever the heck Q is experimenting with. He does at least have some experience at the position, but he has played the majority of his professional career on the left wing. Pegging him in there is OK for the fourth line, but its too dicey to expect him to contribute to the top 6. I would be surprised to see anyone but Handzus at least *start* the year there. Hopefully he at least remembers how to win a faceoff now.

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