The open place in the rafters, the one that’s sitting there among several Stanley Cup banners, was easy to spot. Blackhawks players saw it, for sure.
Antti Raanta hadn’t even gotten to the visiting locker room at the United Center when Blackhawks vice president Al MacIsaac pulled him aside.
What looked like a move to send Bryan Bickell to the Rockford IceHogs appears, in fact, to be the ultimate wake-up call attempt.
Artemi Panarin stood alongside friend and teammate Viktor Tikhonov, who’s doubled as Panarin’s translator during his first few weeks here.
So learning English, how’s that going?