Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Fourth of July has come and gone and Marcus Kruger‘s new contract with the Chicago Blckhawks has not been signed and now the question is when will it happen. Kruger is a vital role player for the Chicago Blackhawks and has been a great 4th line center the past few seasons and one of Joel Quenneville‘s most trusted penalty killers.
Now Kruger who’s camp said it wouldn’t take long for a new contract to get inked has now taken a whole lot of time for a deal to get done. Maybe they are waiting for Stan Bowman to deal Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell or Kris Versteeg to free up a some more money for Kruger, but after the Brandon Saad trade I think all Chicago Blackhawks fans will be at ease when the deal is complete and not left hanging around all summer long.
It’s summer time now and all the moves, trades, and signings will be few and far in between, but we are still expecting something from Bowman sooner than later. Here are some morning links to kick off your work week.
The Tampa Lightning will learn what the Chicago Blackhawks already know now, the salary cap has casualties every season (HockeyBuzz)
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