Yep, it’s back. And as Andrew Shaw asked two springs ago when he came back from injury, “miss me?”
Coach Joel Quenneville talked of how the Blackhawks had to respond once that Stanley Cup banner was lifted into the United Center rafters. They had to flip the switch immediately.
When the Blackhawks were presented the Stanley Cup for the third time in six years 114 days ago, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman called Chicago a dynasty.
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.