When the Blackhawks acquired Artem Anisimov in their deal that sent Brandon Saad to the Columbus Blue Jackets, signing the new center to a contract extension was a high priority.
When the Blackhawks announced they were trading Brandon Saad, there were a lot who were stunned.
Apparently, that included Saad.
We all knew there were going to be changes with the Blackhawks. Who knew Brandon Saad would be the biggest change?
When general manager Stan Bowman said he wanted Brandon Saad to remain with the Blackhawks earlier this month, it seemed a foregone conclusion.
The Blackhawks will raise their latest Stanley Cup banner on Oct.