Frozen Fantasy: #LoseforHughes
Frozen Fantasy: #LoseforHughes

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#LoseforHughes is in full effect. I just never imagined my Blackhawks or even the Kings would be honing in on the next young stud.

It's been an upside-down year.

Jack Hughes is the next one. And right now, both the Kings and Hawks have the best shot at having the lottery balls fall in their favor.

Hughes headlines the Team USA roster for the World Juniors. The 17-year-old has nine goals and 45 points in just 23 games for the U.S. National Development program.

And his 16 points in just four games at last month's U18 Four Nations tourney in the Czech Republic made him tourney MVP.

#LoseforHughes. I totally get it. The kid is tracking to break records set by Patrick Kane and Auston Matthews. He has a killer instinct that will make him a superstar.

But the Kings? The Hawks? I don't think anyone would have named them as the NHL's worst before the season began. And maybe they won't be in that class by year-end.

But maybe they will.

The Hawks should actually look at trading Patrick Kane and my beloved Jonathan Toews, and cut right back beyond the quick.

The Kings are abysmal. Ilya Kovalchuk was a mistake. Anze Kopitar is on the downside of his career. And Jonathan Quick is a shell of his former self. He's no longer among the NHL's elite.

Jack Hughes is pivot that skates and handles the puck like Patrick Kane. He creates offense out of thin

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Janet Eagleson
Janet Eagleson is a four-time winner of the Hockey Writer of the Year award from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.
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