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Hawks Sign Makarov

Obviously a slow news day, but I thought this was worth mentioning:  The Hawks have signed Igor Makarov, who they took in the 2nd round in 2006.  This kid has turned some heads in a couple prospect camps and I know there were more than a few fans eagerly awaiting his arrival on these shores.  He figures to need at least a full season in Rockford, this guy hasn't exactly lit up the KHL.  But he's a smooth skater and apparently has a pretty good hockey IQ.  Keep half an eye on this one.