Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Must Win Situation

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are in a must win situation according to Joel Quenneville which shows you his attitude about winning.  We can have our gripes about Coach Q and his use of young players, but you can never dispute his will to win and the will he puts into the Chicago Blackhawks roster.

The Chicago Blackhawks have another day of rest which is probably a good thing for the Chicago Blackhawks big 4 defenseman.  I’m sure we will continue to hear about Trevor van Riemsdyk playing on the 3rd D pairing for the rest of the Stanley Cup Final until he makes his first appearance in a Hawks jersey since 2014.

I’m pretty sure it doesn’t matter the last pairing when Kyle Cumiskey and David Rundblad are only getting 7 and 5 minutes a game.  The Big 4 were able to survive and then thrive against the Anaheim Ducks so even if they are a bit winded look for Coach Q to continue to call their number time after time.

Here are some morning links to kick off your Friday morning.

11 years after winning the Conn Smyth and Stanley Cup with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Brad Richards is impressed with the current Lightning playoff run (Blackhawks)

The Blackhawks are showing no concern about overworking their Big 4 Defenseman in the playoffs (Bleacher Report)

Teuvo Teravainen keeps raising his play and it was showcased in the third period of Game #1 of the Stanley Cup Final (Second City)

Joel Quenneville keeps everyone interested by hinting at TVR’s possible return (CSN)

A tooth history on the biting and the NHL, this story hurts (ESPN Chicago)

The Lightning defensive shell strategy may force Joel Quenneville’s hand and break up Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane (NHL)

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The NHL/NHLPA suggest coach’s challenge to the rule committed (ON The Forecheck)

Would Toronto Maple Leafs Dion Phaneuf be a good fit with the Dallas Stars next season (Defending Big D)

The Winnipeg Jets conundrum: Should Dustin Byfuglien stay or should he leave the Jets (Winnipeg Sun)

The Boston Bruins are keeping Claude Julien and the coaching staff for another run in Beantown (Causeway Crowd)

Need a goalie this offseason? Don’t worry there is plenty of options out there this coming off season (Pro Hockey Talk)

You have to like Conner McDavid’s attitude that no matter where you go in the NHL it’s going to be great and he’s going to try and make an impact (Puck Daddy)

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