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.
Stan Bowman talked of the goals set at the start of this season, the biggest being the desire to play into June.
How quickly things can turn.
The Blackhawks were 7:17 away from their second consecutive trip to the Stanley Cup Final.
Depth has been one of the Blackhawks' calling cards during their recent run of success.