Andrew Desjardins is quite familiar with the United Center through his five years with the San Jose Sharks: the anthem, the atmosphere, Chelsea Dagger.
Antoine Vermette wore the same smile on his face after Monday night’s Blackhawks game as he did earlier in the day.
New players, new lines, new defensive pairs: The Blackhawks have gone through a lot of changes lately, from losing Patrick Kane to gaining three new teammates.
The Blackhawks said goodbye to a teammate this afternoon as forward Ben Smith was traded to the San Jose Sharks for center Andrew Desjardins.
Antoine Vermette was going through the bittersweet gamut of emotions on Saturday night.