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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- National Tequila Day

By Keith Schultz
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Yesterday was National Hot Dog Day, and today it is National Tequila Day so of course we are stuck in the middle of summer when we are mentioning odd National days instead of Chicago Blackhawks material.

The Chicago Blackhawks still have to dump salary and yesterday we discussed how the Toronto Maple Leafs could be in the market for Bryan Bickell.  The biggest thing to make you scratch your head is that the Maple Leafs gave up a 3rd round pick for their new GM, yet Stan Bowman can’t get any takers for #29 and so we sit like Marcus Kruger in limbo land for probably the rest of the summer.

The other move that has to be made is Bowman trying to get rid of Jeremy Morin before opening day.  I can’t see a way where Morin works out in a Joel Quenneville roster for 82 games so you would have to think that Stan Bowman will dump Morin like he did last year near the trade deadline last season.

Here are some morning links to kick off your Friday which makes National Tequila Day that much better right!!

Watch how the Chicago Blackhawks strength and conditioning coaches put the 2015 Chicago Blackhawks prospects through some tough workouts last week (Blackhawks)

Joel Quenneville is mum on the Alternate Captain replacement for Patrick Sharp although he said he has a good idea (ESPN Chicago)

Rocky Wirtz and the Chicago Blackhawks submits bid to host the 2018 World Juniors Championship (Second City)

The New Taylor Swift distracted Patrick Kane and a goal story that won’t go away (CSN)

Some thoughts about Brandon Saad, Marcus Kruger, and the Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane extensions (The Committed Indian)

Has the NHL priced itself out of the best expansion candidates with their expansion fees this time go around (Bleacher Report)

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Bad news for Nashville Predators, Shea Weber‘s play may be declining (On The Forecheck)

Looking way far in the advance, Who would the St. Louis Blues protect in an expansion draft (Bleedin Blue)

The Dallas Stars are building their roster in a Win Now motive which makes this season huge in Big D (Blackout Dallas)

The Arizona Coyotes and the city of Glendale amend their lease agreement and “put things behind him” (Pro Hockey Talk)

Lou Lamoriello prepared to have extreme patience with the roster as the Toronto Maple Leafs rebuild (Puck Daddy)

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