Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman has never been shy to pull the trigger on a trade.
Marian Hossa sat at his stall, a few minutes after he put forth a great performance in the Blackhawks’ 4-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks.
Patrick Kane had been struggling to score lately, be it during regulation or overtime or the shootout, where he was 0-for-9 entering Sunday’s matinee with the Boston Bruins.
When the Chicago Blackhawks and Boston Bruins met last June, it was for all the marbles and a big, shiny trophy that’s been around for more than a century.
Ben Smith wasn’t expecting the call he got last June, the last-minute one that put him into the lineup for Game 3 against the Boston Bruins when Marian Hossa was ruled out.