Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Well, a week after we thought for sure Patrick Sharp would be traded at the NHL Draft, and especially we all knew that Sharp would be moved at the lastest when NHL free agency opened it’s doors.. Guess what? Patrick Sharp is still a Chicago Blackhawks player, and GM Stan Bowman is reportedly still asking way too much for the 33 year old winger that has three Stanley Cups on the mantle.
There were tons of Patrick Sharp stories (we wrote quite a few ourselves) that didn’t question if but when #10 would be taking his services to another team, and yet here we are a week away from all of those statements and it’s Brandon Saad, Brad Richards, and Antoine Vermette all wearing different jerseys while Sharp is still a Blackhawk. It’s really hard to believe.
The Chicago Blackhawks still have to shed some more salary so whether it’s Sharp or Bryan Bickell or Kris Versteeg, someone else has to go eventually before the season starts so it could be a very long summer of speculation for the Chicago Blackhawks roste, but in the meantime here are some morning links to kick off your Friday Morning.
It’s your turn as the fans to choose your favorite player and moments from the 2014-2015 Stanley Cup Championship Season, Vote early and often (Blackhawks)
Cleaning up after the furor of the Brandon Saad trade and a look ahead to the upcoming season (The Committed Indian)
CSN is going to replay all 16 Chicago Blackhawks playoff wins on their way to the Stanley Cup, this will be much easier on your blood pressure (Committed Indians)
The Chicago Blackhawks now possess a whole lot of young talented depth at forward, defense not so much (ESPN Chicago)
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