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Topic - Stan Bowman
Corey Crawford is having one great summer.
Stan Bowman wanted to keep Joel Quenneville in Chicago, and the coach had no desire to leave.
Bryan Bickell looks around and sees Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and the rest of a good young nucleus. He likes Chicago, and the Blackhawks are the only NHL team he has ever known.
When Rocky Wirtz took over the Chicago Blackhawks six years ago, they were among the worst teams in the NHL.
For all the talk about the Conn Smythe award, Tuukka Rask just wants to win after he played a supporting role when Tim Thomas led the Boston Bruins to the Stanley Cup two years ago.
Corey Crawford was in the stands when Patrick Kane slammed home the goal that secured the Stanley Cup for the Chicago Blackhawks in 2010.
The Chicago Blackhawks have given Stan Bowman a three-year contract extension through the 2015-16 season, rewarding the youngest general manager in the NHL with more opportunities to bring home another Stanley Cup championship.
The Montreal Canadiens signed defenseman Chris Campoli to a one-year, $1.75 million contract on Monday.
Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane has a fractured left wrist and will need six to eight weeks to recover.
Minnesota is home to a multitude of Scandinavian descendants, particularly Sweden.
The Chicago Blackhawks and Corey Crawford agreed Thursday on a three-year contract after a standout rookie season in which he emerged as their top goalie.
The dismantling of the disappointing Ottawa Senators took another step when defenseman Chris Campoli was traded to the Chicago Blackhawks for forward Ryan Potulny and a second-round pick in this year's draft.
Until the Los Angeles Kings made the biggest move of NHL trade deadline day by prying forward Dustin Penner away from the Edmonton Oilers, the further breaking up of the Florida Panthers dominated an otherwise dull day of dealing.
Veteran defenseman Brent Seabrook agreed to a five-year, $29 million contract extension with the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday.
Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville was in stable condition Wednesday after being admitted to a hospital with an undisclosed illness.
"A lot changes year to year. We don't have all the knowledge of where the cap will be in two years or three years, but the one thing I do know is we're going to have a great goaltender," Bowman said. "That's why this was an easy decision for us."
"The last couple months have been great, but I said it before at one point, you've just got to shut it all off and go back to work," he said. "I'm looking forward to that, too."