No sense of urgency for Hawks GM with Panarin set to become a restricted free agent next summer.
Coaches reluctant to play wide-open Team North America style, but Blackhawks and Penguins are pointing the way forward.
Blackhawks prospect — and fan — is hoping to crack the opening-day lineup, and maybe play on the top line.
Alexandre Fortin is the latest example of what’s becoming known as the Blackhawk Way.
With 10 players still out of camp because of the World Cup, opportunity abounds for prospects, role players.
Despite Artemi Panarin’s instant success last season, Stan Bowman expects new defenseman will take time to adjust.
He wouldn’t, however, commit to being ready for the start of the regular season Oct. 12 against the Blues.