With only a few weeks into the new season it is very difficult, and pre-mature to determine if the Blackhawks made all the right, or wrong moves with the mass Summer exodus due to salary cap restrictions.
One can only hope that these players; that helped bring a championship banner to Chicago have long and prosperious careers. But, on the other hand it may sting many diehards to see them go on to become top-level NHL players in another uniform.
In either instance, the core of the Blackhawks as many see it, remains.
But, perhaps those players that took a plane out of Chicago for good this Summer will be the core for another franchise for years to come.