SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The United Center was hushed late on the evening of June 1, the Los Angeles Kings’ fifth goal sending the Blackhawks home in the Western Conference Finals.
Patrick Sharp’s name and trade rumors were synonymous for part of this summer. The chatter was especially prevalent heading into the NHL Entry Draft in late June.
Johnny Oduya sported a walking boot on his right foot, a bulky protective cover that nevertheless went unspotted when he first entered the room.
The Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers are probably various degrees of tired and beat up at this point of the postseason.