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Andrew, Kopecky's a free agent. The Hawks may have to trade someone to free up cap space, particularly if they want to keep Campoli and Frolik and add muscle.
everybody who wants kopecky, hjalmarsson, and brouwer to be traded are stupid. why would they get rid of some of their core players, just to get a new set of players, just like last year, and suck, just like last year? this group is gonna stay together, with a minor difference or two.
People need to give up the Campbell trade fantasy. I don't know if it means anything, but a recent article in the Globe and Mail hinted at the Hawks using their extra picks in a package to move up in the 1st round. Just throwing it out there, but I wonder if anyone would want Hjalmarsson, the Hawks 1st and maybe a 2nd or 3rd for a high 1st rounder. The guy I'd love to see the Hawks nab is Ryan Strome, perhaps the most gifted offensive player in the draft.
if the hawks get rid of brian campbell, i see them going after a big-name forward. plus, the salary that campbell has could be used to resign frolik and brouwer, both who need to be kept this year
Seems like the Hawks need a good center and some help on D. Just throwing some UFA names out there: Brooks Laich @ center, Anton Babchuk @D, John Madden, Brent Sopel, just to name a few. I don't know how feasible any of these are. For the most part they're < 3 million. I'd let Kopecky walk too. I think I read somewhere, maybe SC, about the case to make a deal for Peverley. I like that.