Exhausted Hawks let Antti Niemi go

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.

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