Island Nucklehead wrote:The Hawks get full marks for building that 2010 roster, but they absolutely butchered retaining their players. That team had "Dynasty" written all over it. Stan Bowman's handling of the contract situation pretty much highlighted why Scotty is puppet-master. Stan couldn't manage a piss-up in a brewery.
to develop you could see one of the defencemen move soon.
Curious to know what you feel they should have done better?
This is off the top of my head but they got stuck with the Hjalmarsson offer sheet the summer they won and had to let Niemi go, and they dealt most of the forwards surrounding the core group for futures which has allowed them to get back to where they were.. the guys they traded all make vastly more than they did in their time with Chicago so it's pretty clear they weren't going to be able to keep them all.
Other than dumping Campbell right away I don't know what else they could have done.