Chicago Blackhawks: How Long Will Negotiations with Marcus Kruger Continue?

July 12th, 2013 by Jon Fromi Leave a reply »

The Chicago Blackhawks have one loose end remaining on their current roster this summer. A Marcus Kruger signing would turn the page on Chicago's in-house free agency and allow general manager Stan Bowman to move on with the rest of his offseason.

So...when do the 'Hawks get Kruger's name on a contract?'s Scott Powers posted late Wednesday that the two parties were still negotiating. July 5, Powers talked to Bowman concerning where the Blackhawks stood in several areas. Bowman commented on how talks were going with the 23-year-old defensive forward:

In terms of Kruger, we’re getting closer with Marcus. I think we’re not quite to the finish line yet, but we’ve had a lot of good discussions and we’re getting close. I’m hopeful that will work itself out over the next few days here. We’re certainly going to get that done. It’s just that they take a little time sometimes.

There are several reasons why negotiations are a bit plodding. Kruger's agent, J.P. Barr ...

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