I'll always raise my glass to them when Atlanta rolls into town (or rather when the Hawks swoop into Atlanta if i saw the calender right), but loosing Buff, Ben, & Sopes is ultimately a great move for the Hawks as it needed to be done and, quite frankly, finally puts those residing in the realms of the depth charts into a position to show the mettle of their pastures, if you will.
I don't know what the future holds, and we might end up seeing others leave (im not quite convinced we've seen the final strokes of the pen from Stan [and i hope beyond hope Huet is manning a weather tower in Alaska by time the deadline hits] ), but i understand the end result in this most recent trade, including the move of Fraser, and im satisfied with it.
If anything its made me go crazy finding as much as i can about our already current prospects. Three new names (new for me, that is) making me very anxious about training camp are...
Needless to say, I need to see what these kids look like playing hockey and Youtube is happy to oblige in most cases All that i've been able to find on these three is exciting, epsecially this Jeremy Morin (Holy SHIT does this kid have a shot)
If nothing of consequnce happens with these three in training camp, here is just a sampling of what Rockford can expect to see.
Marcus Kruger (32) playing for Djurgargen in 2009/10
Mathis Olimb (46) scoring a penalty shot for Norway in 2010 IIHF WC
Scorin' Jeremy Morin (61) netting two against The Windsor Spitfires back in November of '09
Just imaging being these kids and asked,
Things are starting to get interesting, people.
LETS GO HAWKS!!!!!!