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I agree Granada, but we wouldn’t be discussing this if Bowman knew how to draft. This team has been in the need of defenders for years now, and draft after draft Bowman screws the pooch with his selections. Instead of focusing on the teams immediate needs he reaches and all to many times have been a failure.If you're expecting someone exponentially better than what we have now, I wouldn't hold my breath for a couple reasons: first, because this clearly a rebuild now; and second, because it's Bowman. Any true, top-4 D-man is going to want long term and 5-6 million plus; and they're not going to want to come to a team like Chicago right now. True top-4 D-man are arguably the hottest commodity in the NHL next to centers.
I read 2 names that sound intriguing, Seth Jones and Dougie Hamilton the could really help this teams backend. I love everything Keith has done for this team, but until we get a player to take away his responsibilities the team will be spinning its wheels. The decor needs to be gutted. DeHaan, Murphy, Zaradov all need to go, Keith is a 5/6 at best now, next season should be do or die for Boqvist he has shown strides but evertime he looks to take the next step he regresses. Mitchell and Beaudin have a lot to learn, Bowman has to open the check book and stop drafting guys like Reichel who clearly are not in need right now.