Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Marcus Kruger Extension Soon?

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Fourth of July has come and gone and Marcus Kruger‘s new contract with the Chicago Blckhawks has not been signed and now the question is when will it happen.  Kruger is a vital role player for the Chicago Blackhawks and has been a great 4th line center the past few seasons and one of Joel Quenneville‘s most trusted penalty killers.

Now Kruger who’s camp said it wouldn’t take long for a new contract to get inked has now taken a whole lot of time for a deal to get done. Maybe they are waiting for Stan Bowman to deal Patrick Sharp, Bryan Bickell or Kris Versteeg to free up a some more money for Kruger, but after the Brandon Saad trade I think all Chicago Blackhawks fans will be at ease when the deal is complete and not left hanging around all summer long.

It’s summer time now and all the moves, trades, and signings will be few and far in between, but we are still expecting something from Bowman sooner than later. Here are some morning links to kick off your work week.

Artem Anisimov is excited to be in Chicago and can’t wait to help them win more Stanley Cups (Blackhawks)

During Andrew Shaw‘s day with the Stanley Cup, he decided to become a wedding crasher (Second City)

Andrew Desjardins returns to the Chicago Blackhawks while people wonder about Johnny Oduya (The Committed Indian)

The Tampa Lightning will learn what the Chicago Blackhawks already know now, the salary cap has casualties every season (HockeyBuzz)

Military members recount how special the National Anthem is to them (CSN)

A look back at the much injured season of Trevor van Riemsdyk (ESPN Chicag0)

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The Nashville Predators believe that their bolstered roster can compete for a Stanley Cup next season (Tennessean)

The Minnesota Wild sign Mikael Granlund and Ryan Carter keeping up the team cohesiveness (Hockey Wilderness)

The Toronto Maple Leafs inked Nazem Kadri to a one year contract worth a reported 4.1 million dollars for the 2015-2016 season (ProHockey Talk)

Braden Holtby and Marcus Johanssen filed for arbitration this past weekend, looking of more money (Stars and Sticks)

The Sad little T.J. Oshie fan gets a surprise phone call from the new Washington Capitals star, and he asks about the swimming pool (Puck Daddy)

The top 10 most surprising developments during the NHL free agency period (Bleacher Report)

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