By Chris Kuc | Tribune reporter
6:41 PM CDT, May 30, 2009

Thanks to their deep postseason run, the Blackhawks have less time before the start of the 2009-10 season to improve their team than previous years. But it was that magnificent ride into the Western Conference finals that helped show they have fewer moves to make in order to reach the next level.

Before the halt to their season at the hands of the Detroit Red Wings in Game 5 on Wednesday night, the Hawks proved to themselves and the rest of the NHL that the off-season will be spent fine tuning more than overhauling.