Originally posted on Sports Mockery  |  Last updated 6/3/14
Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandBlackhawks GM Stan Bowman addressed the media today for the first time since the end of the Blackhawks Season. Here are some of the highlights… Bowman: "I'm proud of the group and what we accomplished." #Blackhawks — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 We all are Stan. Another good year for the team and the front office (for the most part). Bowman: "Certain players are going to be looking for growth from within." Names Brandon Saad as a player who had a strong season to grow on. — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 Also mentioned Andrew Shaw when talking about players who have come a long way. On Versteeg: "The biggest thing for him is to have a good summer." Adds that he fits in well with the team as a whole. #Blackhawks — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 Versteeg had knee surgery about a year ago. Interesting to see how the Blackhawks training staff can help him rehab in the off-season and see if he can come back and contribute. Bowman: "There will be some new faces next year." Says that the style of play the team has played will not change, and has been successful. — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 Says this every year. Some of the older, bigger contracts will be gone (IMO). On Teravainen: "We’re very excited about Teuvo, but we’re not going to put any pressure on him. He doesn't have a timeline." #Blackhawks — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 In my opinion we’ll see Teuvo next year. On getting Toews/Kane extensions: "It's the highest priority for us." #Blackhawks — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 This will get done ASAP. Need to make it happen and then build around it. Think Getzlaf and Perry money. On 19/88: "They want to win. And we're committed to winning." #Blackhawks — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 No one doubts their will to win. I think they will do what’s necessary to maintain a winning team in Chicago even if that means taking less thank 10 mil a year. On Leddy's progress: "I like the progression we've seen. It's a slow, steady progression, and that's what you look for in young players." — Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) June 3, 2014 Rough post season for #8 but he is cheap right now and only has 1 year left on his deal. I don’t think they’ll move him but it would be nice for him to prove he can be a top 4 Defenseman. Bowman says Morin will get chance next season, has been knocking on door. — ESPN Chicago (@ESPNChiHawks) June 3, 2014 ZERO doubt in my mind he spends next year on the Big Club. Stan Bowman on keeping the core intact AND extending Toews and Kane: "That's the goal. That’s the goal here, to keep this thing going." — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 3, 2014 In a word….duh Bowman on Smith: "Thought Ben had a great season. Hats off to him. Showed that progression we're looking for." — Brian Hedger (@BrianHedger) June 3, 2014 Translation…Ben Smith will get a raise this off-season Stan Bowman on Brandon Saad: "I’m excited for what he’s been able to accomplish. I think it’s just the tip of the iceberg for him." — Mark Lazerus (@MarkLazerus) June 3, 2014 Saad is the truth…Blackhawks fans should be very happy the “Man-Child” is in Chicago. Bowman said he'll sit down with Ben Smith's rep in the next few weeks. Sounds like he wants to bring Raanta back too. #Blackhawks — Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) June 3, 2014 I’m very interested in how they handle the Raanta situation. I think he learned the NHL is the best of the best and he might not cost as much as people think. Bowman is now done. Q up next. 41 total views, 41 views today The post Highlights From Stan Bowman Press Conference appeared first on Chicago Fan Board.
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