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04-20-2012, 03:35 PM
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Brandon Saad and Andrew Shaw among Chicago prospects to have standout seasons

In the inaugural edition of our Blackhawks prospect awards, Hockey's Future takes a look at some of the standouts within the Chicago organization.

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I would have had Dylan Olsen as most improved.. otherwise, good article.

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Great article...thank you

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great read, thanks

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Completely missed this thread

Lalonde has been utter disappointment ,, I dont see him ever playing for Hawks at this point

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I agree with every one of those besides Lalonde. I'd put Rensfeldt as more of a dissapointment. Bigger than the majority of the OHL, playing with Yakupov the majority of the season and still putting up poor numbers.

I am glad to see Hoefflin getting some love. This kid has the hands, vision, and skating ability to be a scorer at the NHL level.

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I would have had Dylan Olsen as most improved.. otherwise, good article.
That makes no sense? He is most improved why? Because he played a bit with the Hawks?

He as always been solid. I agree with their choice and think the list was very well done.

Only thing im skeptical about is Beach being our break out dude. Maybe Morin,

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That makes no sense? He is most improved why? Because he played a bit with the Hawks?

He as always been solid. I agree with their choice and think the list was very well done.

Only thing im skeptical about is Beach being our break out dude. Maybe Morin,
Being a healthy scratch for.the majority of his time with Rockford last season is not "being solid"

But I think Pirri was the right choice for most improved prospect.

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Really looking forward to Pirri on the big squad, hopefully next year. Stick him between Sharp and Hossa and let Kane and Toews play together. I do like how Kane plays at center, but I really think he and Toews together have some special chemistry. Having a quality playmaker between Hossa and Sharp will give us 2 deadly lines. Based on what I've seen of Pirri, I think it is very possible he will fit the bill.

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That makes no sense? He is most improved why? Because he played a bit with the Hawks?

He as always been solid. I agree with their choice and think the list was very well done.

Only thing im skeptical about is Beach being our break out dude. Maybe Morin,
He's the most improved because last year he didn't even look like he could play consistently at the AHL level, let alone get a sniff with Chicago. Despite that, he was the one of most impressive players at the Prospects camp and then followed that up with a very solid training camp before showing, when injuries arose, that he could handle playing in the NHL.

Pirri's biggest improvement came in the 2nd half of last season. He was very good this year, but I think anyone who saw Pirri play in the 2nd half of last season could tell you he was going to have a good season. Maybe not as good as he ended up having, but this was still a kid who put up 43 points as a 19-year-old.

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Hoss and I don't usually acknowledge when each other is right but he is 100% correct on Olsen. He was horrible last year and has come a really long way (still a long way to go too).

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I love me some Pirri. Lalonde is likely a career AHLer at this point. He's the next Brian Connelly.

Saad finally got some drive and paired that with his talent. It's part of being a teenager and growing up.

Shaw showed up out of nowhere. Really like him in our bottom six going forward.

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I love me some Pirri.
Huh? Me love you long time??

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Shaw and Saad are by HFs criteria still rookies. After their showing this year, both go to the top of my prospect list.

Brad may still have Saad 2nd (or 4th). Dig.

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Beach is going to finally pan out...

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Beach is going to finally pan out...
Im still hoping for that. Lost season due to injury so Im not counting that against him. Hoping he can step up and push for Bickells spot.

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Shaw and Saad are by HFs criteria still rookies. After their showing this year, both go to the top of my prospect list.

Brad may still have Saad 2nd (or 4th). Dig.
What the heck is "Brad"?

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