The Chicago Blackhawks had a decent day in free agency on the first day. They picked up a few good players that can help them develop players in 2022-23 and then flip them for prospects or picks at the trade deadline. They also simply needed some players to play games this year as they rebuild.
Adding players wasn’t the only thing that happened on this day, however. They knew they were going to lose some of the free agents on their roster and they sure did. Some of these guys are certainly going to look different in their new NHL sweaters.