Notre Dame forward Landon Slaggert (19) skates with the puck during the Penn State-Notre Dame NCAA hockey game on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at Compton Family Ice Arena in South Bend, Indiana. John Mersits / USA TODAY NETWORK
We're all eagerly awaiting the Chicago Blackhawks being good and fun and watchable again. Yes, once Connor Bedard is healthy again this season, there will be some reason to watch again. But for a lot of fans, checking back in on the Blackhawks and investing in the team's success will take more than just one generational player. It'll take a whole fleet of young stars to fully re-energize the fanbase. Luckily for Chicago, the help is on the way and the light at the end of the tunnel get bigger and brighter as every day passes.
Mario Tirabassi is keeping tabs on the amateur ranks in North America. He will make a deep dive into the NCAA ranks and the Canadian junior leagues. Greg Boysen is...
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