team defense has been so much better this year too. taking away time and space, getting in lanes, clearing rebounds and not giving up multiple odd man rushes/breakaways every game. looks like a completely different team than last year.
I'll say this, biggest difference I see this year is how many point shots the hawks now block, and I'm talking about wrist shots thay they used to flamingo and let get to the net for screened goals, deflections and rebounds, they now have guys blocking those shots and often turning it in to offense.
unless berg takes a fairly substantial discount im not sure its really feasible to sign him. damn shame too
Someone's going to have to get jettisoned this year regardless, we have too many prospects in Rockford that are ready to get a look this year that probably won't because of how deep the Hawks are at forward. We'll have to wait until next year to see how Morin, Pirri, Smith and Hayes have developed so far this season. It's a pretty good problem to have, imo.