Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Dog Days

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Ok, yesterday we celebrated the turning of the calendar from July to August, but really this is the dog days of summer.  It’s hot out, and like we all felt come the end of this past February when we were all over winter, I’m really tired of summer and ready for the leaves to change and the calendar to turn to October.

Now if you like golf this is the best time of the year with it staying light late, but if you don’t get out early it really isn’t too much fun either.  I’m just ready to see Artemi Panarin and Marko Dano on the ice and see who steps up to play with Jonathan Toews and Marian Hossa in the Brandon Saad role.

It’s still hard to believe that Saad is gone.  One thing that stood out in the Blackhawks Championship video is how everyone was talking about Saad as if he had 10 more seasons in a Blackhawks jersey locked down, and yet at the end of the day he’s a Columbus Blue Jacket which still kind of hurts.

Here are some Sunday morning links to kick off your day.

The Chicago Blackhawks Convention featured a real good panel and it was all about the kids and here’s the video evidence (Blackhawks)

The city of Chicago and the Chicago Blackhawks have made an agreement for the practice facility near the United Center (CSN)

Mayor Emmanel says that the city of Chicago and the Chicago Blackhawks are not hiding anything about the site chosen for the new Chicago Blackhawks practice facility site (Tribune)

The Stanley Cup visited Prince Edward Island when Brad Richards had his day with the Cup this past week (NHL)

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Watch a time lapse as Bridgestone Arena as it adds a bunch of new seats which will look great filled with Chicago Blackhawks fans next season (Predators)

Is it really possible that the St. Louis Blues team actually got faster with all the transactions this offseason (Bleedin Blue)

Dallas Stars fans wonder is Patrick Sharp‘s career on the upswing or downswing as he arrives in Big D (Blackout Dallas)

An interesting read, Why the Boston Bruins should make a deal to secure the services of Dustin Byfuglien (Causeway Crowd)

Jakub Voracek turned his big season into a massive contract extension with the Philadelphia Flyers (Pro Hockey Talk)

Next: Dano The Next Saad?

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