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.
Stan Bowman talked of the goals set at the start of this season, the biggest being the desire to play into June.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane have been the cornerstones of the Blackhawks' resurgence back to NHL greatness.