Blackhawks give GM Bowman a 3-year extension

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Blackhawks give GM Bowman a 3-year extension

The Chicago Blackhawks have given general manager Stan Bowman a three-year contract extension that will run through the end of the 2015-16 season, the team announced Tuesday morning.

Bowman, 38, is about to start his 11th season with the Blackhawks.

I am very proud of the direction that Stan has taken our hockey operations group in from the moment he took over the role, Blackhawks Team President and CEO John McDonough said.

Bowman has locked up several core players for the Blackhawks, including Patrick Sharp, who signed a five-year extension in early August. He also signed head coach Joel Quenneville through the 2013-14 season.

Tracey Myers is CSNChicago.com's Blackhawks Insider. Follow Tracey on Twitter @TramyersCSN for up-to-the-minute Hawks information.

Blackhawks trade back, select Henri Jokiharju at No. 29

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Blackhawks trade back, select Henri Jokiharju at No. 29

The Blackhawks made their third trade of the day Friday night, but this one didn't have the same magnitude as the first two.

Gary Bettman announced the first trade of the NHL Draft involving Chicago, which shipped its No. 26 overall pick (goaltender Jake Oettinger) to Dallas in exchange for the No. 29 overall pick and a third-rounder (No. 70 overall).

And to make the Blackhawks' pick, Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews welcomed their newest teammate by announcing the selection of Finnish defenseman Henri Jokiharju at No. 29 overall

Blackhawks Talk Podcast: How do Friday's blockbuster deals impact the Blackhawks going forward

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Blackhawks Talk Podcast: How do Friday's blockbuster deals impact the Blackhawks going forward

On the latest edition of the Hawks Talk Podcast, Pat Boyle, Tracey Myers and Charlie Roumeliotis break down the Blackhawks' blockbuster deals involving Niklas Hjalmarsson being dealt to Arizona and re-acquiring Brandon Saad from Columbus in exchange for Artemi Panarin.

They also discuss what it means for the team going forward, and whether it's a precursor to bigger deals to come.

Listen to the latest episode of the Hawks Talk Podcast below.