Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 07/07/06 at 09:14 AM ET
As the free-agent dance got under way in the NHL on Saturday, the Blackhawks looked like the wallflower--waiting, in vain, for someone to ask them onto the floor. The lack of interest established NHL players have shown the Hawks is yet another slap at the franchise, which should be one of the league's prime destinations. "There is no one we haven't talked to, no one we haven't identified and we've never worked so hard," Hawks general manager Dale Tallon said Thursday at the team's prospects camp. "It's a small talent pool with so many teams." ...His best bet to add could be via trade. When the dust clears after free agency and arbitration, teams should be looking to move players to fit below the $44 million cap. One of those teams will be New Jersey, which has nearly $43.5 million committed with center Scott Gomez still unsigned.read on
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