Found February 09, 2012 on Red Light District Hockey:
The trade deadline will be here before we know it, and some general managers are under more pressure than others to improve their respective teams. Here are five GM’s that will be under a microscope between now and the February 27th deadline.1. Stan Bowman, BlackhawksAt times this season, the Chicago Blackhawks have looked like world beaters. At other times, they have looked out of sorts and anything but a Cup contender. Right now, it’s the latter. The Blackhawks have lost six straight, surrendering 27 goals in the process. The goaltending has been awful, but the defense has been worse.This losing skid has put pressure on Stan Bowman to boost a Blackhawks club that is talented enough to go deep and win the conference come springtime. Improvements need to be made, though. The ‘Hawks need a defenseman, but there really aren’t any impact blueliners available; because of that, would they opt to acquire a forward instead? Bowman has a lot of cap space to work with and can make an...

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