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Hawks part with Brandon Saad in 7-player trade

Hawks part with Brandon Saad in 7-player trade

Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said less than two weeks ago that he was hopeful the team would keep restricted free agent Brandon Saad. Guess that didn't work out. The Hawks dealt the 22-year-old budding star to Columbus in a trade involving seven players. Coming to the Hawks are forwards Artem Anisimov, Marko Dano, Jeremy Morin and Corey Tropp, while the Blue Jackets receive Saad, forward Alex Broadhurst and defenseman Michael Paliotta. "He's a great young player and a great young man," Bowman said. "It was a joy to have him on our team." The Blackhawks also get a fourth-round draft pick in 2016. Bowman refused to talk specifics on the...

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