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by Tony on 06/24/10 at 11:24 AM ET
From CBC’s Tim Wharnsby:
Chicago Blackhawks blue-liner Duncan Keith capped off a wonderful season, in which he won Olympic gold and the Stanley Cup, by receiving the Norris Trophy as the top defenceman in the NHL.
But his spirit was somewhat subdued because hours before the NHL annual awards ceremony at the Palms Hotel, the breakup of the Blackhawks had begun. Chicago general manager Stan Bowman began the difficult task of alleviating his team’s salary cap concerns by shipping out power forward Dustin Byfuglien to the Atlanta Thrashers in a multi-player trade.
The Winnipeg-born, Fort Frances and Penticton, B.C.-raised Keith found out about the trade from teammate Patrick Sharp while the two were enjoying the bright lights and excitement of Las Vegas.
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