Gone is Marian Hossa, who will sit out next season and may never play in the NHL again due to an allergy condition. “Teammates in the locker room knew he was dealing with issues, that he was considering that [they] weren’t worth to play through after a while,” said Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan
Jim Rutherford wanted toughness to protect his stars. He believes he got that in getting Ryan Reaves from the Blues.
General manager Stan Bowman promised changes were coming after the Chicago Blackhawks were swept in the first round of the playoffs. Chicago re-acquired Brandon Saad and parted with Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin in a pair of surprising trades Friday, giving the Blackhawks a younger look and