In quest for scoring balance, Panarin might start the season with Jonathan Toews.
Erik Gustafsson, Viktor Svedberg, Gustav Forsling fighting for a job that might not exist.
Language barrier not an issue for Czech blue-liner Michal Kempny.
In the last year of his contract, Lemont native still reveling in being on his hometown team.
2011 first-round draft pick re-signed in Chicago with hopes of finally cracking the NHL roster.
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.