Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Holding Pattern

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are in a holding pattern waiting for the Western Conference Finals to kick off. Rumor has it the series will start on Sunday night at the Honda Center, with the stadium booked Saturday night.

This is a whole lot of time to watch film and break teams down while they are getting more practice this week then they probably have had since the calendar turned to January 2015.  The interesting thing about this series is that after Game #4 of the Western Conference Finals, the loss total will be greater combined than the two teams have after two playoff series.

The Chicago Blackhawks now may have over a week off and will it make them rested or rusted.  Either way both teams will have plenty of time off so both will be rested and/or rusted.

Here are some morning links to kick off your Wednesday Morning.

Michal Rozsival will be out 3-4 months after having surgery to repair his broken ankle (Bleacher Report)

Five reasons why the Chicago Blackhawks vs Anaheim Ducks Western Conference Finals could be a classic (USA Today)

Steve Montador autopsy ruled that he had Degenerative Brain Disease (Madhouse Enforcer)

Though no changes to the Rockford IceHogs, the AHL had a total realignment announcement today (Committed Indians)

The goalie and defenseman preview for the upcoming Western Conference Finals (The Committed Indian)

Despite lengthy rest, the Chicago Blackhawks are totally focused on the Anaheim Ducks (CSN)

The Man behind the most famous mullet in the NHL, well at least Chicago (Tribune)

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Pekka Rinne sets a World Championships record for shutouts and Filip Forsberg update (Predlines)

Is Jason Zucker the answer for the Minnesota Wild to beat the Chicago Blackhawks in the playoffs any time soon (Hockey Wilderness)

Ken Hitchcock will probably stay as the St. Louis Blues head coach according to their GM (St Louis Gametime)

For the benefit of the Dallas Stars organization, Rich Peverley needs to figure out his future (Blackout Dallas)

Who replaces Niklas Svedberg after he takes his talents to the KHL (Causeway Crowd)

Barry Trotz looks to rewrite Washington Capitals history with one win (Stars And Sticks)

Ryan Callahan has emergency surgery and will miss Game #6 (Pro Hockey Talk)

Josh Harding is expected to retire from the Minnesota Wild (Yahoo)

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