The biggest challenge about putting together preseason NHL Power Rankings is separating where you believe teams stand entering the season as opposed to where you believe they'll finish.
We’re just about through Day 1 of free agency. Here’s how things broke down for the Blackhawks:
It’s been a long trek from training camp to this point for the Blackhawks and Tampa Bay Lightning.
Not that long ago, when the Blackhawks’ penalty kill took the ice, confidence always followed.