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LeBrun: Rival GM Hearing Saad Offer Sheet Talk

15 June 2015: Chicago Blackhawks Left Wing Brandon Saad (20) [8995] celebrates with fans and his teammates by hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head in action during game Six of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center, in Chicago, IL.

Pierre LeBrun was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Wednesday morning.

As part of a larger discussion on the Chicago Blackhawks’ cap situation, and what Stan Bowman told LeBrun the night the Hawks won the Cup this week:

“He said listen, ‘We’ve worked on this for a number of weeks and months here. It’s not like we’re just going to wake up in two days and say, ‘Holy cow, we’ve got a lot of work to do. ‘ ‘

“The Hawks’ front office has been on this. They have a plan. I think they’re going to go after a number of different things to try and create that flexibility.

“One thing is for sure. I was just talking to another GM from another team, and he said he keeps hearing that there might be an offer sheet on Saad.

“Well, fine. I’m sure someone may do that. I cannot imagine under any scenario Stan Bowman would not match it. I mean, I think he matches it and then he just goes from there. The one thing to remember about the off-season is that you don’t have to be under the cap now. You just have to be under the cap in the fall, so you’ve got all summer to figure that out.”

Source: TSN 1040/ Transcript: Nichols

Related TSS Reading: LeBrun on Buyouts, O’Reilly, Blues and Canucks

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