NHL: Blackhawks off-season moves

This season should be a very interesting one for the Chicago Blackhawks. Stan Bowman, the general manager, isn’t too worried about the salary cap due to last season’s high revenue. This being said, two of Chicago’s key players have been re-signed. Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were both signed to eight year, eighty-four million dollar contracts which comes out to be about 10.5 million dollars per season. The hawks have also signed Brad Richards, the center from the New York Rangers to a one-year deal worth two million dollars. Chicago was in need of a new center to allow them to switch up the lines more. Now that they are getting much more publicity, they have landed  20 games that will be broadcast as “game of the week.”  This will account for nearly one-fourth of the games they will play this season. Stan and Scotty Bowman are two of the most well respected men in hockey. Scotty made his claim to fame as a great coach and more recently of course the work he had done with the Detroit Red Wings. Scotty helped build and maintain a great Wings squad in a state that doesn’t view losing as an option when it comes to their hockey team.  Stan has brought his knowledge and vision to the Blackhawks where he has already lived up to the stellar Bowman reputation.

Chris Avino

Chris Avino

Christopher Avino is an Arizona Native and has lived here the last 22 years of his life. Currently enrolled at Arizona State University, he is getting his major in Urban Planning and a minor in Communications. Even though Chris is an Arizona native, he is a huge Chicago Blackhawks fan. Some of his favorite players on the team consist of Andrew Shaw, Duncan Keith and Patrick Kane. If Chris isn’t working he is either snowboarding, camping or playing a mean game of ping pong with some buddies.

 

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