The Hawks returned to practice and their new set of lines was all the rage. If you haven’t heard them yet, here you go:
The only really jarring thing in that is seeing Kopecky as their 2nd line center. I’m not sure that works for anybody.
As for Kane skating with Bolland, this is going to be a continuing trend for the Hawks as long as Dave Bolland can’t create offense on his own. Two years ago, it was Martin Havlat assigned to kickstart Bolland’s game. Last year, it was Kris Versteeg after Bolland returned from back surgery. This year, Kane gets the first shot at it.
I guess I’m just more stunned that Hawks never considered trading Bolland, but whatever.
–We’ll be running our second column of the season in tonight’s “Committed Indian”. Be sure to pick one up if you’re headed down to the game.