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by Paul on 03/24/07 at 12:04 PM ET
from the Daily Herald,
Those fans expecting the Hawks to sign a top unrestricted free-agent center such as Scott Gomez, Daniel Briere or Chris Drury might be disappointed to learn that Handzus is the guy Savard and general manager Dale Tallon envision skating with Havlat come training camp.
The Hawks have offered Handzus a contract that the injured center is in no hurry to sign. Tallon said he has been promised an answer one way or another by Handzus and his agent by the end of April.
There has been speculation that Handzus wants a salary of $4 million a year, which is almost double what he made while missing most of this season with a torn ACL in his knee.
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