Rumor Has It: Bowman Actively Trying to Move Young Defenseman

With the Chicago Blackhawks’ training camp underway, new rumors are developing involving the the possibility of trading Nick Leddy and/or Kris Versteeg. According to TSN analyst Bob Mckenzie, an extremely trustworthy source, the Hawks were apparently shopping Leddy all summer long. McKenzie "I know [Stan] Bowman was trying all summer to trade Leddy." — Hope_Smoke ...
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Blackhawks GM: Cap issue will play itself out soon

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman reiterated Thursday he’s confident the Blackhawks will get under the salary cap before the start of the regular season. The Blackhawks are around $1.3 million over the $69 million cap and would have to shed more cap payroll if they wanted to include Teuvo Teravainen or any of their other prospects on the NHL roster. Bowman believed...
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Stan Bowman Will Play The Waiting Game Before Making A Trade

from Scott Powers of ESPN, The Blackhawks are around $1.3 million over the $69 million cap and would have to shed more cap payroll if they wanted to include Teuvo Teravainen or any of their other prospects on the NHL roster. Bowman believed the Blackhawks would be able to locate a trade partner in the coming weeks. “I think leading into training camp most guys want...
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Are the Blackhawks About to Deal One of their Stars?

It is no secret, the Blackhawks are $2.2 million over the NHL’s salary cap, meaning the team will be forced to deal one or more of their players to get under the $71.1 million cap. Since the end of last season we have heard names like, Nick Leddy, Brent Seabrook, and even Patrick Sharp’s name get floated around in discussions; however, it looks like the Hawks are set to part...
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The Chicago Blackhawks Will Have To Make A Move Soon

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times, With 23 men on the roster (that includes Joakim Nordstrom or Teuvo Teravainen), the Hawks are about $2.2 million above the salary cap of $69 million. Even if they broke camp with 22 players, they still would be above the cap. So between the time the puck drops for the first practice Friday in South Bend and the time the puck drops...
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Looking Back on One of Stan Bowman’s Biggest GM Decisions

After the 2009-2010 season, Blackhawks fans everywhere were nearly heartbroken by the amount of moves the front office had to make in order to get under the salary cap for the following year. One of those moves was letting go of the now, fan favorite goaltender, Antti Niemi. Niemi Says No Niemi played great in the 2010 Stanley Cup Playoffs going 16-6, with a 2.63 GAA and .910 SV...
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Why Patrick Kane never worried about contract

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman made it clear since last season's training camp: Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane would be Blackhawks "forever." This offseason the team came one step closer to making that happen as the duo signed matching 8-year, $84 million contracts that being at the start of the 2015-16 campaign. So when it came time for negotiations...
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2 Kanes, 1 Cup?

That’s right sports fans. The 11th ranked left-winger in the NHL is rumored to be in the doghouse, disappointed that the Jets are predicted to end up in last place again. What does this have to do with Chicago? Many teams in the NHL are sitting around, waiting for a Stan Bowman phone call as the Hawks need to get under the salary cap. Winnipeg, believe it or not, is astonishingly...
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Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman Issues Statement Regarding Kevin Hayes Release

According to Katie Flynn from “The Score”, Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman has officially announced that they could not reach an agreement with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 entry draft, prospect Kevin Hayes. The Hawks will be compensated with the 54th overall pick in 2015. General Manager Stan Bowman released a statement saying the following:   ” We offered Kevin what...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Questions Facing The Chicago Blackhawks

from Brian Hedger at, "Whenever you see someone [else] lift the Stanley Cup, once you've done it once yourself, it kind of fuels the fire a little bit," left wing Patrick Sharp said. "It's definitely difficult to win it back-to-back, I think that's been proven over the years. Not only myself but the group of players we have, we're all excited...
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August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks’ Salary Cap Issues. Who’s Heading Out?

According to, the Blackhawks are still over the salary cap by $2,216,795 for the upcoming season. This means, that General Manager Stan Bowman needs to trade at least one player before the games begin on October ninth. A few Hawks players have been rumored to be on the trading block over the past couple months, including Patrick Sharp, Johnny Oduya, and Bryan Bickell...
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Blackhawks GM Bowman preaches patience

Stan Bowman didn’t have to answer any more questions regarding Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s extensions, thanks to those getting done more than a week ago. One big question still looms, however, for the Blackhawks’ general manager: How are you getting below the salary cap? OK, we all pretty much know how that’s going to happen; someone has to go. It’s more just a...
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Chicago Blackhawks’ annual summer convention likely includes players who will be cap casualties

The Chicago Blackhawks are holding their annual summer fan convention--something I wish other teams would emulate--in the Windy City this weekend, so the warm fuzzies have begun in earnest. Capgeek will tell you that there's a $2.216 million elephant in the room, however, an elephant that will ensure that not every player who attends the convention will start the season with...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Stan Bowman On Chicago’s Salary Structure

from Scott Powers of ESPNChicago, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Wednesday he understands there will be salary cap challenges ahead after recently re-signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to identical eight-year, $84 million contract extensions, but it's his job to make it work. The new contracts for Kane and Toews will go into effect during the 2015-16...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen

The Blackhawks prospect camp opens this weekend, and many of the organization’s top prospects will be on the ice. As has been the trend with the Blackhawks under Stan Bowman’s guidance, there will be a strong college flavor at prospect … Continue reading →The post Blackhawks Prospect Camp Preview: Defensemen appeared first on Committed Indians.
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Impact Of Brad Richards Signing with the Blackhawks

#450457330 / General Manager Stan Bowman went into the first day of free agency with one very specific goal in mind: to fill the recently vacated position of second line center. He believes he has found the answer in Brad Richards. Recently bought out of his 9 year, $60 million contract by the Rangers, the Blackhawks were able to get him at a discount, signing him...
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Blackhawks Get Their Second Line Center

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandStan Bowman has apperently filled a much needed hole at 2nd line center. 1 year, $2 mil for Brad Richards to Chicago. — Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) July 1, 2014 Richards has been in the league for 14 years and has won a cup in Tampa. Brad Richards was bought out of his contract with New York at the end of last season but for this price...
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Bowman on Hawks' draft: 'We’re happy with the breadth of players'

The Blackhawks weren’t looking to fill immediate needs in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft; they have enough prospects waiting in the wings that can do that. This weekend, they were looking for talent to cultivate, talent to develop. And they seemed to find it. The Blackhawks drafted nine players, a mix of centers, wings, defensemen and goaltenders, as they wrapped up their 2014 draft...
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June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Blackhawks’ Cap Trouble and the Issue of a Second Line Center

#493673061 / Now that the end of the 2013-14 season has arrived and 15-year NHL veteran Michal Handzus is hitting the road, the Blackawks find themselves once again in need of a 2nd line center to play behind captain Jonathan Toews. While it’s possible that GM Stan Bowman could give Andrew Shaw the number two spot up the middle after his performance in the playoffs...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Hawks GM: Not worried about price

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said Saturday he isn't worried about the price tag associated with re-signing Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews to contract extensions. Kane and Toews asked for a reported $12 million each per season when negotiations recently began between Bowman and their agent Pat Brisson. A source told ESPN NHL Insider Craig Custance that Kane...
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June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Kesler Narrows It Down To Two Teams

Posted to Gorilla Salad's Play LandAccording to a report from the Ottawa Sun and CSN Chicago Vancouver center Ryan Kesler has told the team he only wants to be traded to Chicago or Pittsburgh. Kesler would instantly fix the Blackhawks 2nd line center problem and already has played with Patrick Kane for team USA. The only way this deal would happen would be if the Blackhawks...
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June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bowman plans to have Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane signed by July 1

General manager Stan Bowman has made it clear that his top priority this summer is to sign Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane to long-term contract extensions. And he isn’t wasting any time. With one year left on their matching deals, the two Blackhawks superstars are eligible to sign new deals July 1. And Bowman and Pat Brisson — the agent for Toews and Kane — plan to have the...
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June 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Summarizing the GM’s meetings in Twitter form

Paul did a helluva job of covering the "gist" of the GM's meetings, but here are some items that I noticed on Twitter and feel merit mentioning, starting with Craig Custance's chat with Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman... Stan Bowman on getting Toews/Kane deals done around July 1. "That's been our No. 1 objective all along & I'm expecting to meet...
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June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Highlights From Stan Bowman Press Conference

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...
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Live Stream- Chicago Blackhawks Season Ending Press Conference

Stan Bowman, Joel Quenneville and select players are expected to talk at the season ending press conference. It is scheduled to start at 2:00pm ET and you can watch it below... Continue reading "Live Stream- Chicago Blackhawks Season Ending Press Conference"
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