|Blackhawks trade Saad to Blue jackets
Updated Jun 30, 05:29 PM
CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Blackhawks said all along that Brandon Saad would be back next season. Right up until Tuesday afternoon. With contract talks at a stalemate on the eve of NHL free agency, the Stanley Cup champions parted with Saad in a seven-player deal with the Columbus Blue Jackets. "Our plan all along was to sign Brandon. I mean obviously we didn't know until we began negotiating ...