The Blackhawks also offered Brandon Saad a “very, very good offer” before he was trade, McDonough says.
A new addition to the Blue Jackets, Saad reflected fondly on his time with the Blackhawks.
The NBA and NHL exist in entirely difference economic worlds.
What’s next for the Blackhawks in the wake of their Brandon Saad trade?
The Hawks sent Saad, defenseman Michael Paliotta and forward Alex Broadhurst to the Blue Jackets for four forwards, including Artem Anisimov and Marko Dano.
The sudden surprise came on Tuesday afternoon when Bowman dealt Saad to Columbus in exchange for four forwards and a 2016 fourth-round selection.
Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will be a busy man this summer.
“There’s a lot of questions we have to answer over the next 10 days,” Bowman says.
“He’s going to be here,” Chicago GM Stan Bowman says of Saad, a restricted free agent.
The 22-year-old Saad is on a path to enter restricted free agency.
The Blackhawks’ 22-year-old forward has eight goals this postseason.
Duncan Keith and Johnny Oduya have stepped up, just when they’re needed most.
Wednesday night’s game between the Chicago Blackhawks and Detroit Red Wings was one of the most beautiful and exciting games I’ve seen all season.
Playing on the eve of his 36th birthday, Marian Hossa looked like a much younger forward.
The Chicago Blackhawks seemed a step behind the streaking Dallas Stars much of Sunday night before finding a way to come out ahead. Patrick Sharp scored 1:17 into overtime to give Chicago a 5-4 win that snapped the Stars’ four-game winning streak.
The Chicago Blackhawks found a higher gear in the third period, and Brandon Saad helped finish off the Calgary Flames. Saad scored with 7:03 left, and the Blackhawks beat the Flames 2-1 on Sunday night for their 12th victory in the last 14 games.
Chicago is excited to prove itself against some of the West’s best on the road.
Patrick Kane and Kris Versteeg each had a goal and two assists.
About $2.3 million has been raised for the ALS Association.
Brad Richards is excited about the chance to play on a line with Patrick Kane.