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Paul Skrbina: This season a lost cause for Blackhawks, but that doesn't mean future's bleak

CHICAGO - Stan Bowman isn't sold on championship windows - or being a seller at the trade deadline like he was this year.

But the Blackhawks general manager better believe in drafts - and free-agent signings and improvement among highly paid players already on the roster and in the long-term health of goalie Corey Crawford - or he could be shown the door.

It's silly to suggest Bowman, and/or coach Joel Quenneville, shouldn't be given a mulligan for this lost season. They have earned at least that

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