The Chicago Blackhawks definitely drafted for the future this weekend with their selections at the 2012 NHL draft in Pittsburgh. From top to bottom, the 'Hawks went with young players who may toil for several seasons before they have any hope of contributing to the organization.
Chicago selected four forwards, two defensemen and a pair of goalies. After seeing one of the most highly-touted European skaters fall to them in the first round, the 'Hawks stayed in North America on Saturday, taking four Canadians and three American players.
Here's the skinny on each of the Blackhawks' eight selections, as well as some of my thoughts.