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Exhausted Hawks let Antti Niemi go

Salary cap makes goalie latest, and hopefully last, victim from Stanley Cup champs

Updated: August 30, 2010, 1:22 PM ET
By Jon Greenberg | ESPNChicago.com

CHICAGO -- As public speakers go, Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is a man of few words.

When dealing with the media, Bowman rarely lets an unintended word slip out, and he's a far cry from the garrulous old-school general managers. Speaking for the umpteenth time this summer about losing another mainstay of the Stanley Cup champions, Bowman used a curious word a couple of times: exhausted.

It's a good one to describe the Summer of Stan, in which the numbers-conscious ...

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