The paperwork for a number of Hawks, including Kris Versteeg, Cam Barker, Ben Eager, Colin Fraser, Aaron Johnson and Troy Brouwer may have been filed incorrectly. As a result, the club may have violated the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement and the group could be classified as unrestricted free agents.
Uh, Really, Blackhawks?
To those of you that aren’t sports fans, to resign the players as unrestricted free agents it may cost them more money, or they may wind up losing them to other teams as they can no longer match the offer.
In terms of what they screwed up on the filing of the paperwork? All that they had to do was send it by overnight delivery and fax it somewhere. Apparently, they say they sent them all out, but that they had not shown up.