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Second City Hockey Jul 25, 2015

Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks Rocky Wirtz says Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane 'worth every penny'

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the hockey world. Chicago Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz spoke with the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board on Thursday to discuss the Hawks future plans. During the meeting, Wirtz said he wants a practice facility closer to the United Center, that as the dual eight-year, $84 million deals with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be "worth every penny," he doesn't want his players in the Olympics and a remodeled locker room. Here's the latest news: HAWKS - 2014-15 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS **Wirtz: Hawks want new practice facility...
Defending Big D Jul 17, 2015

Dallas Stars Daily Links: Are Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin the Next Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane?

Jim Nill thinks so. Plus, Duncan Keith opens up about his challenging season, and not everyone is looking forward to 3-on-3 overtime. Now that Patrick Sharp, Stephen Johns and Johnny Oduya are on their way to Dallas, the Blackhawks talk has been even harder to get away from than bandwagon jerseys at American Airlines Center. Add one more conversation starter to the pile, and this one's a doozy: Dallas Stars GM Jim Nill says we already have our Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane, only younger and on much more team-friendly contracts. Speaking on the Marek Vs. Wyshynski podcast on Wednesday,...

Chicago sends Saad to Columbus in 7-player deal

Saad, 22, set career highs with 23 goals and 29 assists in 82 games this past season. The rugged winger then helped the Blackhawks to their third Stanley Cup title in six seasons. Saad was eligible for restricted free agency, and Chicago is trying to manage its salary cap with twin extensions for captain Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane kicking in for next season. The Blackhawks also sent forward Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta to the Blue Jackets for forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp and a fourth-round selection in the 2016 draft. Carolina...
Second City Hockey Jun 30, 2015

Blackhawks trade Brandon Saad to Blue Jackets, per reports

Saad's time in Chicago is over. The Chicago Blackhawks have traded restricted free agent Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets for a package centered around Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano, according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The trade ends Saad's tenure with the Hawks a day before he would've been free to accept offer sheets from other teams. Saad, 22, has been a rising star in Chicago over the past few seasons, leading to the difficult situation this summer with his restricted free agency. The Blackhawks are in a cap crunch with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews receiving big...

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