Bill Peters had some good seasons as coach of the Rockford IceHogs, who he guided to two Calder Cup postseason appearances. Now, Peters gets his first NHL head coaching opportunity.
Ben Smith and Antti Raanta each had his “breakout” moments this season.
Game 7 had barely finished, the overtime defeat still stinging too much for the Blackhawks to think back on the whole season and on everything they did during it.
The Blackhawks have always prided themselves as a strong defensive team. They have the numbers to back that up through their successful stints the past few seasons.
The shouting and cheering resonated down the United Center hallways from inside the visiting locker room, past the crowded huddle of media members and down the walkway to contrast the silence comi