Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Another 50 Year Record Falls

By Keith Schultz

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Since the Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane era began in 2007 a lot of old records or droughts if you will have fallen in Chicago Blackhawks history.  The biggest one of course ended in 2010 when the Chicago Blackhawks ended a 49 year Stanley Cup drought when the goal nobody saw from Patrick Kane went in.

This past spring we saw a couple more long droughts end.  The Chicago Blackhawks marched into Anaheim and won their first road Game #7 since 1965 ending a 50 year drought in those games, and then this goal

sealed the deal for the first Stanley Cup clinching victory on home ice for the Chicago Blackhawks since 1938.  So we have seen a lot of things recently that haven’t happened for a long time in Chicago sports history.

Well, if you were at Wrigley Field yesterday you witnessed something that hasn’t happened for 50 years also and that’s a no-hitter getting thrown against the Cubs.  I actually read a book about Sandy Koufax and him throwing that perfect game against Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Ernie Banks back in 1965 which was a pretty good read.  If you’re a Cubs fan you really hope the drought that has lasted the longest can end sooner than later too.

Congrats to Cole Hammels who of course they said his deadline compensation was falling because of his two starts prior to his no-hitter yesterday.  Here are some morning links to kick off your Sunday morning.

Here’s what Niklas Hjalmarsson‘s diet looks like during the Stanley Cup Playoffs (Blackhawks)

Here’s a look around the Central Division of the NHL and the grades handed out for their summer so far (ESPN Chicago)

The Chairman of the Board Rocky Wirtz says that Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are worth every penny (CSN)

John McDonough states something different from Gary Bettman, “We aren’t a dynasty yet” (CBS Chicag0)

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Over the weekend Alexander Semin signed a very cheap one year deal with the Montreal Canadiens (NHL)

You probably don’t care but T.J. Oshie tied the knot over the weekend (Bleedin Blue)

The Final year of the Max Talbot deal in Boston (Causeway Crowd)

Every teams biggest question mark heading into the 2015-2016 NHL season (Bleacher Report)

The New York Rangers and Derek Stepan are over 2 million dollars apart as they head to salary arbitration (Pro Hockey Talk)

Lastly, Gary Bettman says the shootout is here to stay no matter what OT format is used (Puck Daddy)

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