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Don't forget Savard's impact on Hawks

Updated: June 7, 2010, 9:56 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- Two years ago, Patrick Kane cried after finding out Denis Savard was out as Blackhawks coach. He didn't understand.

He was only 19, and didn't know the ins and outs of the business side of NHL yet. But it also spoke to his relationship with Savard, one of the most popular figures in Blackhawks history. Even today, there remains a bond between Savard and Kane, two dazzling offensive talents who had the obvious connection because of it.

"We talk a lot," Savard, ...

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