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Brian Campbell Rumors

From Michael Russo at Russo’s Rants in the Star-Tribune, a rather vague report:

A player just told me Atlanta offered Brian Campbell a contract worth $60 million. Not sure of years, but I think seven.

Make of that what you will.

Update 2:10pm ET: Bruce Garrioch throws the Blackhawks into the mix:

Campbell to Chicago?
That’s the talk. The hawks are being aggressive and are moving towards a deal.

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Keep An Eye On Chicago

from Adam Proteau of the Hockey News,

If the rumor mill is any indication, the one team I’d keep a close eye on is the Chicago Blackhawks. GM Dale Tallon has somewhere in the area of $13 million to spend and I fully expect him to come away with one of the higher-end, puck-moving defensemen (Brian Campbell, Wade Redden, Mark Streit or Michal Rozsival) over the course of the next 24-48 hours.

One of the more intriguing side plots I’ll be watching is the level of interest in two players – Todd Bertuzzi and Ray Emery – whose less-than-ideal reputations precede them in a major way.

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Chicago After Top Players

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

“We’re going to go after the best players,” Tallon said Monday. “If we get the right players, we’re a lot closer to being a complete team. We’re going to give it our best shot.”

Tallon said “a lot of money will be spent” around the NHL. He’s most interested in acquiring a standout defenseman. That could lead the Hawks to Brian Campbell, the top blueliner available.

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Get to Know the Central Division

NHL.com provides a a selection of articles rounding up all the latest happenings in the Central Division. Articles posted today include:

 

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Lalime Would Enjoy Playing For Ottawa

from Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun,

The thought of pulling on a Senators jersey again is exciting to Patrick Lalime.

“I would love to go back, for sure,” he said yesterday. “It’s a very nice place to play, they always have a very good team.

“I had a great time there and I would love to go back.”

The thought of signing the top goalie in franchise history is enticing to Senators GM Bryan Murray, who needs an affordable backup plan and is currently in the process of redecorating the dressing room with character individuals.

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Chicago Thinking Big Impact

from Tim Sassone of the Chicago Daily-Herald,

The Hawks still need to get a lot better if they hope to make the playoffs, and it would be a huge disappointment if Tallon fails to land one of the difference makers on the market.

The belief is the Hawks will seriously pursue defenseman Brian Campbell and left wing Marian Hossa. That’s the good news. The bad news is there’s a long list of teams that also want them.

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Summer Means Bowman Rumors

from Chris Kuc of the Chicago Tribune,

A report saying Scotty Bowman, the legendary coach and now consultant to the Detroit Red Wings, is close to taking a job in the Blackhawks organization as the head of hockey operations was making the rounds Tuesday but appears to be unfounded.

“As long as I’m healthy and there’s no change in ownership in Detroit, there will be no change,” Bowman told the Detroit Free Press.

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Borque Awarded Compensation

via the Chicago Tribune,

On Nov. 12, 2006, Blackhawks winger Rene Borque’s jugular vein was cut by a skate on the ice during a game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the United Center. Borque has been awarded $110,000 from the Illinois Worker’s Compensation Commission as a result of that incident. Chicago attorney Gil Gordon, who has represented several Bears players in work-related injury claims, is also representing the NHL Players Association in similar cases.

If you don’t recall the incident, watch the video below…

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Chicago Re-signs Ladd

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today the team has re-signed forward Andrew Ladd (6-2, 201) to a two-year contract.

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Beach Ready To Move On

from Scott Burnside of ESPN,

We watched pretty closely and we’re almost positive that when Kyle Beach walked up to the podium shortly before 9 p.m. and pulled on a Chicago Blackhawks jersey, there were no horns sticking out of his head. Neither was there a pointy tail dragging behind him.

Not that you wouldn’t have fully expected to see either the way the 18-year-old from Kelowna, British Columbia, has been demonized in the weeks leading up to the draft. In an interview a few hours before he became the 11th overall selection in the 2008 draft, Beach admitted that in all of the 28 interviews he had, teams were much more interested in his head space than his foot speed.

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