Thursday, January 12, 2006

Windy City Fire Sale?

A story out of Ottawa has the Chicago Black Hawks preparing to open up those garage doors and have a giant clearance sale of everything old, battered, bruised and unused.

Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun and Canoe, reports that Hawks GM Dale Tallon, having decided not to fire coach Trent Yawney will instead clear the decks, almost everyone is up for sale. Only Tyler Arnason and Mark Bell on the possible do not touch shelf, though possibly even they could be taken given the right offer.

John Muckler is apparently ready to peek in the door, with a covetous eye on super pest Matthew Barnaby and solid veteran Martin Lapointe, a player who would feel quite at home with Bryan Murray going back to their days in Detroit.

With Chicago suffering another horrendous season currently seven points away from being the worst in the league, attendance woeful and the team apparently disinterested in performing as a unit things are dark for Tallon and his coach.

New faces from new places might be all that they can bank on this year to try and at least give the long suffering Hawk faithful cause to show up for the rest of the season.

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