Originally Posted by RedskinBronco
True, but they have great depth now. They re-stocked with Saad, Shaw, Kruger and traded for Stalberg and Frolik
Those guys have been tremendous role guys for them. They were a little thin after their Cup run and it is to be expected when you lose Ladd, Byflugein, Campbell, etc.
yes but most contenders who end up in bad shape are ones who have to deplete their core to maintain the team overall. the Hawks didn't have to do that for the most part. plus most of the guys they traded away have done far less than with the Hawks due to being a perfect fit for what the Hawks did and needed.