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.
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.