Lehner Says He Told Bowman He Was Willing To Take Hometown Discount On New Contract.

Published February 25, 2020 at 1:17 PM

The Chicago Blackhawks and general manager Stan Bowman shipped off a couple of pending UFA's yesterday during trade deadline day. Goalie Robin Lehner who turned out to be a great addition before the season was sent packing on his way to the Vegas Golden Knights. Lehner had been having a pretty good season despite his 3.01 goals against average he also had a .918 save percentage. Many fans and analysts wanted to see the Blackhawks sign Lehner and move on from Corey Crawford with Lehner being seven years younger. Apparently Lehner was willing to accept a hometown discount but the Hawks didn't want to keep him around. According to Mark Lazerus of The Athletic, Lehner wanted to stick around."A source close to Lehner said he told the Blackhawks he would take a three-year contract extension because he loved it in Chicago, but that he «never got an offer.» The source said Lehner wanted to take less because he «loved the guys — the young guys and the old» and «wanted to do everything to make it work.»Are you disappointed the Hawks moved on from Lehner despite his desire to stay here?

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