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As the ChicagoáBlackhawks prepare to host the Nashville Predators Friday night, thereÆs an awkward silence coming from Chicago. Yesterday, obviously, was one of the most important days in BlackhawksÆ history, as the team announced contract extensions for Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane and Duncan Keith. The excitement leading up to that announcement, and the anticipation of the potential the future could bring with these three young stars locked up, was something the Hawks fans have been begging for since 1962. But the other side of the excitement was the rumors that the Blackhawks had to make a deal to make the three contracts happen during the season. The ôtaggingö rule was an issue the Blackhawks allegedlyáhad to deal with, and it was reportedly going to force GM Stan Bowman to move ...

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