We're two games into the 2018 Traverse City NHL Prospects Tournament and the Chicago Blackhawks are 1-1 following a 4-3 loss to Columbus on Friday and 5-2 win over Carolina on Saturday.
Following the game on Saturday afternoon, chicagoblackhawks.com caught up with Blackhawks VP of Hockey Operations/Team Affiliates Mark Bernard to discuss some of the prospects' individual performances. With the likes of Adam Boqvist, Henri Jokiharju, Nicolas Beaudin, Dylan Sikura, Victor Ejdsell and more, the club is very excited about the state of the franchise's prospect pool.
Video: Mark Bernard talks prospects
"This is may be one of our best teams we've ever brought to this tournament or any of our rookie tournaments since I've been involved," Bernard said. "There is a lot of talent on this team. It was almost too much (Friday), you know? Guys were trying to do things and they hadn't gelled. (Saturday) was a lot better. I thought the players looked a lot more cohesive out there and were making plays and then it showed up on the scoreboard.