The first month of the season is in the books, and it already looks like there will be no breathing room in the Central Division.
After trading Kris Versteeg and Joakim Nordstrom to Carolina on Friday, the Blackhawks opened up some cap space to re-sign Marcus Kruger.
The NHL Draft is officially over, which means it's time to take an early look at how each team in the Central Division fared.
The Blackhawks had the right amount of confidence and caution as they headed to Minnesota on Monday afternoon.
DENVER — Well, it was looking like the Blackhawks could finish this regular season with a victory.