Brandon Saad was nicknamed “man-child” during his rookie season with the Blackhawks. Even then, however, Saad didn’t have an I’m-new-here look to his game.
Ben Smith and Antti Raanta each had his “breakout” moments this season.
The Blackhawks’ defensive issues in the Western Conference Final were startling.
How quickly things can turn.
The Blackhawks were 7:17 away from their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
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.