Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman will not reveal his hand when it comes to negotiations on a contract extension for reigning Calder Trophy Artemi Panarin Jersey.
Panarin's agent, Tom Lynn, said last week that the parties were in discussions about a new deal for the winger, who will be a restricted free agent after this season. On Tuesday at the United Center, Bowman took a pass on commenting talks with Panarin camp.
"I do not think this is a productive thing to negotiate through the media," said Bowman. "Obviously, Artemi is a big part of our team. We are very happy for the season he had. We look forward to build on this.
"And then the negotiations will be what they are between his agent and myself. I respect Tom. He is a very knowledgeable guy and I know Artemi put a lot of faith in him. Tom and I will work to get something . "