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Forum: Chicago Blackhawks24 jui à 18h47
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>exo2769</b></div><div>1.) Too early to tell. At the time of the draft I was a Bowen Byram guy. I can admit that. I did see a lot of posts saying the COL was going to draft Dach almost hands down, but we'll never know if that's true. I'm happy with what I've seen. Obviously, I like his size. I've been impressed with his speed. He's not going to out pace McDavid or Larkin, but being able to run down another much smaller forward is solid speed.
2.) The Best steal of this past draft? Hmm.... Again too early to tell. I liked Moberg's Friday scrimmage. I wasn't expecting much, but noticed him...whatever that means 3-4 years from now.
3.) The Hawks go pure best available in 2020. Their positional depth is pretty solid right now.
4.) Good question. He's going to get a full year in Rockford and learn how to be a middle 6 player IMO. He has a shot of making the team next year, but keep him with Reece Johnson and let them develop together. He's an example of a guy not to rush. Let him develop slowly.
5.) Skogs was really good. I hope they sign him. That might mean Nalimov requests a trade...or Stan just lets him leave, but who knows. Maybe Nalimov never comes over at all???
6.) I think Gravel and Slavin are the (2) biggest under-rated players in their system. People know about Kurashev now...he was my pick last year and I'm excluding him now. 3rd place under-rated is Galvas.
7.) Solid question and I think it's different for everyone, but that's kinda the answer. Their flexibility. Strome was moved around a ton in AZ. I don't just mean line to line...I mean city to city...coaching staff to coaching staff. In Strome's case providing consistency was key. Also, realizing that if you're a #3OA pick...you should have them in a Top 6 role. Maybe that's Top 6 in the OHL or AHL, but don't put him on the 4th line in the NHL. That's not who he is and those shouldn't be his type wingers. Another example is Panarin. Don't forget that he went undrafted. Yeah yeah, his talent is obvious now, but let's give credit to pairing him game 1 with Kane. There's a reason Panarin gave Kane a Rolex. It's putting him in a position to succeed. Saad next to Toews/Hossa? Again, a position to succeed.
8.) Dach/Boqvist is the answer. I also want to see Slavin at Colorado College and Ian Mitchell. 5th is Aleski Saarela.</div></div>

You were a Byram guy, I was leaning towards Turrcotte, but have you seen how those two performed compared to Dach in their respective development camps/how NHL ready they are compared to Dach?
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<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>exo2769</b></div><div>I know why you did the CGY trade, but I honestly don't want to trade Keith at all. This site has gone nuts over some random guy's Duncan Keith comment. Keith's playing amazing hockey right now and we're about to have somewhere between 1-5 rookie Dmen spend time with the Hawks over the next few years. He may not be a Norris finalist anymore, but he's 110% a top pair Dman and $5.5M for that is a bargain. I would do the CAR trade though. The Hawks don't need the extra cap space, but it would be nice to have more. With that said if I were a CAR fan, I'd say no. Fleury is still young and can help, CAR isn't contending for a cup this year. It just wouldn't be worth it IMO.</div></div>

I am, and have been, so torn on whether or not to trade Keith. I completely agree that he is a super affordable top pair dman and would be a great mentor to the young guys coming up, exhibit A Jokiharju, but I am concerned that if the hawks don't move out a dman this Deadline/summer they won't be able to give all of their young layers the right amount of ice time. I am assuming that the Hawks are keeping Murphy and Gus, who has really started to persuade me that he should stay, and Seabrook is here for good and if they don't trade Keith they'll already have four dmen locked up for next season. Jokiharju in my book is a lock next year, Boqvist is hopefully ready, and I'd rather have room on the team for him rather than have him play meaningless minutes for Rockford. Mitchell is a question mark along with Chad Krys. That is 8 dmen without even including guys like Forsling, Koekkoek, Dahlstrom, and Hillman. Finally, Bowman might look to make a few moves in free agency to sure up the top 4. So if Keith is gone we get 5.5 to spend on another forward and another young guy will be able to play more meaningful minutes in the NHL. As far as Anisimov, CAR needs to shed some dmen and need more scoring, I figured that would be a good deal for both teams now and in the future.