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The Morning After: Bulls Keep Dealing, 'Hawks Keep Skating

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Feb 19, 2010 4:00PM

Bulls Keep Dealing
The Bulls didn't stop wheeling and dealing once they shipped off John Salmons. Later in the day on Thursday, they traded away Tyrus Thomas to the Charlotte Bobcats for Flip Murray, Acie Law and a protected, future first-round draft choice. The first year for the pick would be 2012. But Coach Vinny insists the team will continue to focus on this season - with the Bulls tied for sixth in the Eastern Conference - and not on the big free agent market coming up this summer. The team has freed up around $18 million in an attempt to go after some of the big fish this summer, including LeBron James or Dwyane Wade. The Trib's K.C. Johnson takes his best guess at the Bulls' new depth chart.

Olympian Blackhawks
It was a good day for Patrick Kane. He scored his first goal of the tournament as Team USA easily dispatched Norway 6-1. Next up is the final preliminary match-up against his fellow 'Hawks representing north of the border, Team Canada. Canada squeaked past Switzerland 3-2 in a shoot-out victory last night which saw Blackhawk Jonathan Toews get an assist on Canada's first goal. Marian Hossa also got into the act as he scored Slovokia's only regulation time goal in their 2-1 shoot-out victory over Russia.