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Money issues force Blackhawks' hand in trading Brandon Saad

Money issues force Blackhawks' hand in trading Brandon Saad

With every powerful rush to the net and every puck battle won in the corner this season, Brandon Saad displayed the potential for just how good an NHL player he can be while also raising the price for the Blackhawks to keep him. Despite the possibility of a daunting salary number for the restricted free agent, Hawks general manager Stan Bowman never wavered in his assertions that he would get a deal done with Saad. After negotiations with Saad's agent, that all changed as Bowman's assertions turned into resignation and the GM pulled the trigger on a trade Tuesday that sent the 22-year-old winger to the Blue Jackets in a deal that involved seven players and ultimately changed...

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