Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- T-Minus 1 Day

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The biggest news of the day was that Patrick Kane was cleared by the medical staff for full participation which has to put a smile on every Chicago Blackhawks fan! Patrick Kane for the second playoff season in a row has healed up just in time for the playoffs, last year it was a knee injury that held him out of the last 4 weeks of the season with Kane returning wearing a brace on his knee.  He did score a OT goal in Game #4 to help launch the Chicago Blackhawks comeback from down 2-0 to the St. Louis Blues to defeating them in six games.

The other thing to note is that there is only one more day left before the playoffs start which is the best time of year to be a hockey fan! No more watching Bryan Bickell skate all over the ice with no purpose, no sir he becomes an elite power forward when it says Game #1 in front of the program.  It should be exciting and here are some morning links to kick off your Tuesday morning.

Patrick Kane is eyeing a return to the ice in Nashville for Game #1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Blackhawks)

Brad Richards is eager for the playoffs to begin, and probably to have Kane on his wing doesn’t hurt either (ESPN Chicag0)

One Knee is the first step to getting back on the skates (Hockee Night)

The difference for the Rockford IceHogs and their winning ways has been their goaltending this season (The Committed Indian)

Is Antoine Vermette really on the outside looking in or is this just some Joel Quenneville mind tricks. (CSN)

The Washington Capitals are a confident group heading into the playoffs because they have Barry Trotz behind the bench (NHL)

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From the Nashville point of view, here is the positional breakdown of the playoff series (Predlines)

There are tons of stats in the NHL, here are some stats to help you break down the eventual Stanley Cup Champion (Bleacher Report)

The Winnipeg Jets and their fanbase are ready to rumble (Winnipeg Sun)

For those that didn’t make the playoffs it’s time to pick up the regular season pieces (Grantland)

NHL and NBC have a Willy Wonka type gimmick up their sleeves for the Stanley Cup playoffs (Puck Daddy)

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