Brad Richards is in somewhat unfamiliar territory, adjusting to a new team and new linemates.
The NHL regular season begins on Thursday and the Blackhawks are again supposed to be among the challengers for the Stanley Cup.
Describing Brandon Saad was easy for Patrick Kane, who, as a frequent linemate, has watched the young wing’s game develop firsthand.
Brad Richards got to see a few of his ex-New York Rangers teammates and staff on Friday, people he hasn’t seen since one last summer gathering to remember their great 2013-14 season.
While much of last season's concerns revolved around the Chicago Blackhawks' need for a strong second-line center, the narrative already seems to be reversed in these early preseason days.