Stan not worrying about free-agent misses

Stan Bowman said the proximitiy to their hometowns influenced Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Getty Images

Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman confirmed Wednesday that his team made offers to high-profile free agents Ryan Suter, Zach Parise and Martin Brodeur before missing out on all three.

Suter and Parise signed with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday morning, turning down offers from multiple teams, including the Hawks.

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