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In Chicago, the kids are all over

For a sign of teams preparing for the future, look no further than the Chicago Blackhawks.

Updated: October 14, 2003, 2:37 PM ET
By Jim Kelley | ESPN.com

Want a clear indication of how teams are heading into what they perceive to be a final season before a lockout and a hard (some say very hard) salary cap? Look no further than the Chicago Blackhawks roster.

Hawks general manager Mike Smith started the season with six rookies on his dance card.

You've likely already heard of highly touted rookie center Tuomo Ruutu (20), but the Hawks are also dressing goalie Michael Leighton (22), left wingers Igor Radulov (21) and Travis Moen (21), ...

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