As expected yesterday at the trade deadline, Chicago Blackhawks Stan Bowman was having just a normal day at the office checking out texts and phone calls while taking in another Chicago Blackhawks practice without any trade deadline panic.
After the deadline passed Stan addressed the media and spoke about not making any moves at the deadline and he spoke at length at how happy he was with his core and that they were positioned in the right place to make another run at the Stanley Cup.
As a fan you look around just the division and you see that both the St. Louis Blues and Minnesota Wild made moves at the deadline to make their teams stronger in the final sprint to the finish line, and the Hawks just basically stood still while dumping Brandon Pirri for a couple of picks and adding a 8th defenseman.
Bowman spoke at length that he does not nor does the organization react to what other teams in the division are doing with their rosters. Stan, Quenneville, and the organization are happy with the core and believe they can repeat without looking at what the St. Louis Blues have done in the past week without blinking. The question is should the Hawks have blinked even a little bit?
Stan says they don’t number lines, but the real question mark with this team is who is centering Patrick Kane’s line which has been the question from the beginning of time or at least since the beginning of the 2010-2011 season. Of course we can all have no patience waiting for the arrival of Teuvo Teravainen, but it isn’t likely he will be the answer in the 2014 playoffs. We are left after the deadline with Michal Handzus or Peter Regin running the second line so should Bowman have pursued a move or should we trust that the Hawks are ready to defend their Stanley Cup in April?
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