Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Patrick Sharp watch was supposed to end this weekend, but Stan Bowman likes to torture us during the summer, and decided not to pull the trigger on a deal at the NHL draft! Stan has done his best work dealing at the draft so this was a pretty big surprise for all of us seeing #10 still listed on the Chicago Blackhawks roster.
The question about Patrick Sharp is when will the deal take place. The Chicago Blackhawks have to shed a lot of salary cap weight before the start of the 2015-2016 campaign, so it’s hard to tell if a Patrick Sharp trade is next or will Brandon Saad and Marcus Kruger‘s new contracts be next up for the Chicago Blackhawks.
A lot has been said about the patience of Stan Bowman after he didn’t deal Sharp this past weekend noting the fact that he held on to the very last second before dealing Nick Leddy last fall to the New York Islanders. Bowman will wait for a deal that makes sense which could be July 1 or he could wait until training camp and wait for someone significant to get injured. Here are some morning links to kick off your work week!
The Stanley Cup took a ride on a float in the Pride Parade in Chicago on Sunday (NHL)
A look back at all of the trades that took place during the NHL draft this past weekend (Committed Indians)
Do you know who loves the offseason? It’s Stan Bowman and he’s optimistic about this one (CBS Chicag0)
As is their recent draft trends the Chicago Blackhawks drafted two local kids this past weekend (Sun-times)
Stan Bowman is showing great patience while waiting for trades to blossom (Tribune)
The Final Report Card for all the NHL Teams after the 2015 NHL Draft concluded on Saturday (Bleacher Report)
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