Saturday, June 2, 2007

Hawks Top Three?

The Chicago BlackHawks recently managed to name three of the draft's widely considered top 10 prospects when asked who they will target this coming June 22nd in Patrick Kane, Kyle Turris, and James Van Riemsdyk.

"It appears either Kyle Turris, Patrick Kane or James vanRiemsdyk, the top three ranked North American skaters by NHL Central Scouting, will slip on a Blackhawks sweater June 22 in Columbus, Ohio.

'Those are the three guys we're looking at,' Hawks GM Dale Tallon told The Canadian Press in a phone interview Wednesday."

Commentary: Be very careful of reading into these reports too deeply. Take away a little journalistic smarts, remove "the" from Dave Tallon's quote, and you have a very generic statement. This does not mean they may not be considering guys they have not mentioned in Sam Gagner, Alex Cherepanov, or Jakub Voracek. However, Kane still seems like the logical choice.

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