Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Saad But True

By Keith Schultz

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Well, that was one big surprise that Stan Bowman threw at us on Tuesday afternoon. After speculating about when and where Patrick Sharp would be traded for over two weeks, Bowman goes and trades 22 year old Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

This was a complete shock to me, on Monday night the stories got out that Stan Bowman and Saad’s Camp were way off when it came to dollars which seemed like something an agent would leak out to the media in an attempt to get more dollars for his agent.  I really didn’t think much of the reporting except for the fact that it meant Sharp wasn’t in the news for a night.

It’s very Saad to see Brandon go especially with everything he’s done at the ripe old age of 22, and Chicago Blackhawks fans have to be a bit dissallutioned because we were told from day one even if a team signed Saad to an offer sheet he was going to be a Chicago Blackhawks star for years to come, and in an instant he’s gone! Thanks Brandon for all of the memories in such a short time, and here are some morning links to kick off your Wednesday morning.

A quick look at the four Columbus Blue Jackets that were acquired for Brandon Saad in the huge deal on Tuesday (Blackhawks)

The Brandon Saad trade shows the changing dynamic in the free agent market within the NHL (Bleacher Report)

With the trade of Antti Raanta the Chicago Blackhawks will again be forced to solve their goaltending issues once again (Third Man IN)

The Saad camp was looking for 6 years and 65 million dollars and that wasn’t going to happen with him and the Chicago Blackhawks (The Committed Indian)

According to reports Dennis Rasmussen and Joakim Nordstrom were given qualifing offers before the NHL Deadline (Madhouse Enforcer)

Chicago Blackhawks fans were not happy at all about the Brandon Saad trade on Tuesday (Sun-Times)

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Let the specualtion begin, as the Phoenix Coyotes have according to rumors put in a request to move to Las Vegas (Pro Hockey Talk)

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