When Jonathan Toews was selected third overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2006, he was joining a team that had just finished the season with a 26-43-13 record.
Phillip Danault first had the talk with Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and then with Rockford IceHogs coach Ted Dent. The messages were the same.
The Chicago Blackhawks wanted the process to be as painless as possible.
Patrick Kane played in a men's league game Monday night in Buffalo.
Yeah, you read that right.