Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links-There Goes Johnny

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! It seemed like this time last week, everyone thought that there was a good chance that Johnny Oduya would be back next season.  Then of course the Patrick Sharp trade happened and with the arrival of Trevor Daley there really wasn’t any possible way that #27 would return for the 2015-2016 seasons even after 2 Stanley Cup runs.

The writing was on the wall all week, just like we saw it with Patrick Sharp, but it’s been a tough summer (possibly worse than 2010) watching all of our favorite players leave for another destination.  This time it was another former Stanley Cup winner heading to the Dallas Stars which seems like their franchise is heading down the path of the Florida Panthers and their list of former Chicago Blackhawks.

The Chicago Blackhawks do have some more prospect practice left this week before all eyes shift to the 2015 Chicago Blackhawks convention, It’s a full week of Blackhawks news before the summer blues really set in for good.   Here are some morning links to kick off your Thursday!

Hear what Chicago Blackhawks prospect Anthony Louis had to say while he was mic’d up for today’s scrimmage at prospect camp (Blackhawks)

Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp invitee Yushiroh Hirano looks to become a hockey pioneer for Japanese Hockey (Tribune)

Some prospect updates from the first few days from the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp (Committed Indians)

A very interesting read on how Chicago Blackhawks prospect Sam Jardine is playing this  year for his “Blackhawks life” (ESPN Chicag0)

Johnny Oduya says that Patrick Sharp recruited him to join him with the Dallas Stars (Madhouse Enforcer)

A look at what the current list of the NHL Top 50 prospects currently look like (Bleacher Report)

Jonathan Toews has won 3 Stanley Cups, but on Wedensday night he won his first ESPY for NHL Player of the Year (CSN)

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The NHL travel miles edition is released and this season the Chicago Blackhawks will travel 1,000 less miles and play one less back to back then last season (On The Forecheck)

What is Johnny Oduya going to do now that he’s signed with the Dallas Stars? (Blackout Dallas)

The Detroit Red Wings get the privilege of traveling the least amount of miles which is why they left the Western Conference in realignment (Pro Hockey Talk)

Ryan Kesler‘s contract keeps them in their championship window even if we know they can’t close out a series (Puck Daddy)

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