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No deals on deadline day for Hawks

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A record-setting number of trades were made Wednesday by the NHL's trade deadline. And, more continue to filter in.

But Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman stood pat.

So fans who desperately wanted to see the Hawks acquire a new goaltender will have to learn to live with Antti Niemi and Cristobal Huet.

There was plenty of speculation involving Huet out there. The veteran has two years left on a $5.625 million-a-year contract and the Hawks need to free up cap space for next season. They have plenty of players to resign.

Bowman will talk to the media before Wednesday's game against the Edmonton Oilers, which traded team leaders Steve Staios and Lubomir Visnovsky before the deadline.

It's very possible that Huet was shopped, but that teams were unwilling to take on his contract.

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Adam L. Jahns is a native Chicagoan hailing from the Far Northwest Side. Jahns has been with the Sun-Times for more than four years, covering the Hawks, Bears, Cubs, Sox and high schools.


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