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Chicago shows flashes of hope

Updated: July 7, 2004, 4:51 PM ET
By Tom Wheatley | Special to ESPN.com

RALEIGH, N.C. -- In a draft where little happened, some teams went home happier than others.

Here's our take on the winners and losers from a weekend in Raleigh:

Winners Chicago Blackhawks: Those long-suffering 'Hawks fans finally got some good news. Perpetual GM Bob Pulford and his heir apparent, rookie assistant GM Dale Tallon, made good use of the load of draft picks that came from strip-mining the roster last season. They spent the third overall pick on premier defenseman Cam Barker, ...

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