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Joel Quenneville

Young forwards could be key for Chicago Blackhawks

There are plenty of nice pieces, beginning with NHL MVP Patrick Kane, star center Jonathan Toews and Calder Trophy winner Artemi Panarin.

How they fit together is the big question for Chicago coach Joel Quenneville.

The Blackhawks traded Andrew Shaw and Teuvo Teravainen and lost Andrew Ladd in free agency over the summer, leaving three big holes. Dale Weise and Tomas Fleischmann also left in free agency, and Marian Hossa, long one of Chicago's most consistent forwards, is coming off a down year.

The result is an unsettled situation for the Blackhawks' four lines that Quenneville might need some time to sort out.

"That unpredictability sometimes can be...