Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Friday’s moves were more about getting younger and looking to the future.
One of the first calls Saad received after the trade was from Toews, his old linemate.
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Blackhawks president John McDonough and Patrick Kane had similar reactions to the recent Marian Hossa developments.
Brandon Saad’s all-around game makes him more valuable than the dynamic Artemi Panarin, but losing Niklas Hjalmarsson stings.
With Chicago as host of this weekend’s NHL draft, the Blackhawks offered a sneak peak at their nearly-completed, double-rink practice facility.
While some were still recovering from Thursday night’s Bulls trade shocker, the Blackhawks decided to drop bombs of their own.