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Like the input! Agree with the Keith assessment and the more I think about toews, I do agree he would wanna be a top two center anywhere he’s goes.
As for Kane, while I do agree with you idea of his value, where I don’t agree is the rebuild idea. NYR had significantly different circumstances surrounding their rebuild and didn’t have (in my opinion) the kind of cap problems we have. Our issues revolve around our best players being an anchor because of their deals. However, it is made easier by drafting smart, and again, that’s where I believe the hawks fail. We haven’t had enough of an impact from our prospects in recent years (cat aside) to depend on just one 1st round pick. This scouting and management has constantly shown that this is becoming a growing problem. I do agree, again, that drafting smart fixes everything. But the hawks don’t have a good track record of that, and on top of it, their development team has been very, very bad at getting players nhl ready.
I’m not so sure that scouting and drafting is a big issue. The issue is Bowman trades them all. There was a post yesterday titled “if Chicago kept all their draft picks”. That team was fricken loaded. Dach was the 4C.
Since Patrick Kane was drafted our first round picks were...
2008: Kyle Beach - never played in NHL. Only Ben Smith from that draft played in NHL.
2009: Dylan Olsen - played total 124 games. Played most in Florida. (Notable from same draft: Pirri, Kruger)
2010: Kevin Hayes - refused to sign with Hawks. Traded rights away. (Notable: Johns, Nordstrom)
2011: Mark McNeill - played 2 whole games. Danault - traded to Montreal in 2016. (notable: clendening, Saad, Shaw, dahlbeck)
2012: teravainen - traded with Bickell to CAR to unload contract. (Notable: hinostroza)
2013: Hartman - traded (though that trade was a win for Bowman). (Notable: Dahlstrom, hayden, motte)
2014: Schmaltz - traded to ARI (possible win in the trade) (notable: Sikura)
2015: no 1st round pick. Only player to play NHL games is Gilbert.
2016: no 1st round pick. Notable: Debrincat
2017: Jokiharju - traded for Nylander. (Notable: Mitchell, Barratt)
2018: Boqvist - has played 36 games. (Notable: beaudin, kurashev, hakkarainen)
2019: Dach - has played 57 games. (Notable: Vlasic, teply)
Bowman has gutted this team of its farm system or never kept anyone around long enough to develop them and now it’s no surprise the only prospects coming up are bottom 6 and bottom 2 players with exception to Mitchell who should be top 4. Couple that with the two straight years of no first round picks and it really puts things into perspective.