Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- 16!

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans!! It’s finally arrived after a long season of ups and downs, it’s playoff time!! The Chicago Blackhawks enter the Stanley Cup playoffs in the same exact spot they were a year ago in the third spot in the Central Division.   No home ice, but most Chicago Blackhawks fans don’t seem to mind that much since Patrick Kane is returning to the ice for Game #1

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks have faced this Nashville Predators team before in the playoffs in the opening round and it ended up pretty good in 2010.  The Chicago Blackhawks have their work cut out for them an it won’t be easy, but in the end all they have to do is find a way to win 16 games without losing 4 times in a series.  They have done twice since 2010 so there’s no reason to doubt they can’t do it again this spring.

Here are some morning links to kick off your Playoff Gameday!!

Patrick Kane is a go for Game #1 and everyone in Chicago exhaled just a little bit (Committed Indians)

Kimmo Timonen and Brad Richards are good to go as well for the Chicago Blackhawks after returning from injury late in the season (Madhouse Enforcer)

How horse racing made Eddie the broadcaster that he has become today (CSN)

Patrick Kane and the Chicago Blackhawks are ready to go and ready for the Stanley Cup Playoffs to Begin (Blackhawks)

Antoine Vermette is keeping the team in focus even if he may not crack the lineup in Game #1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the Chicago Blackhawks (ESPN Chicag0)

The Chicago Blackhawks hopes are tied to the moves and decision made by Joel Quenneville and Stan Bowman (Chicago Sun Times)

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Max Pacioretty is not expected to play in Game #1 for the Montreal Canadiens when they open up the playoffs (NHL)

One pressing playoff question is whether or not this is finally the time for Alex Ovechkin (Pro Hockey Talk)

North of the border the question remains… Which Candian team will go the furthest in the Stanley Cup Playoffs (TSN)

Breaking down what a heavy workload can do for a starting goalie heading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Bleacher Report)

From the Preds kind of view here’s their look at three keys to the Predators vs Blackhawks matchup (Predlines)

The San Jose Sharks have tough questions to answer and not enough time to research it (Puck Daddy)

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