Phillip Danault first had the talk with Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and then with Rockford IceHogs coach Ted Dent. The messages were the same.
PHILADELPHIA – The Blackhawks took care of two of their restricted free agents, signing forward Ben Smith and backup goaltender Antti Raanta to two-year deals on Friday.
Ben Smith and Antti Raanta each had his “breakout” moments this season.
Brandon Saad talked of attitude and demeanor entering Game 5, when the Chicago Blackhawks were trailing 3-1 in this Western Conference Final series.
Blackhawks-Kings Game 5 has been filled with moments drawing "oohs" and "aahs" from hockey fans, but the play that sparked the most reactions didn't involve a goal.