The players stood in the hallways and caught up on their summers, most for the first time since their playoff run came to a close.
Stan Bowman didn’t have to answer any more questions regarding Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane’s extensions, thanks to those getting done more than a week ago.
Patrick Sharp’s name and trade rumors were synonymous for part of this summer. The chatter was especially prevalent heading into the NHL Entry Draft in late June.
Brad Richards would love to talk about his potential linemates come October, the possibilities that this opportunity with the Blackhawks could bring, be it for him or the team.
Kevin Dineen was looking at the NHL’s head coaching vacancies as the summer began. No opportunities, however, loomed.