Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Groundbreaking NHL News

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! We are in the first week of August and there really isn’t much going in Blackhawks land except for speculation on which player will be getting traded before the 2015-2016 season kicks off on October 7th.

The good news for the NHL and really the Chicago Blackhawks is that the NHL and MLB made a groundbreaking agreement on MLB interactive taking over the NHL Network, NHL Gamecenter and more.  For those of you that don’t live in the Chicagoland area this agreement should be huge for those that purchase the Gamecenter package.

The other thing that is huge is the money that is a part of this deal.  The salary cap which hasn’t gone up as expected should get a nice little boost next offseason from this agreement which is big for the Chicago Blackhawks and the big Jonathan Toews/Patrick Kane extension.  Any news is good news on the salary cap front even if it won’t go into effect until next summer.

The Chicago Blackhawks day at the track is August 8th at Arlington International Race Track (Blackhawks)

What did Ed Olczyk have to say about all the moves and transactions that the Chicago Blackhawk have made this offseason (CSN)

USHL Chicago Steel to play in Junior Club World Cup (ESPN Chicag0)

Watch a young Chicago Blackhawks fan cry when he learns that his favorite player Patrick Sharp has been traded to the Dallas Stars (Sun-Times)

The NHL groundbreaking news happened today with Gary Bettman announcing the deal between the NHL and MLB (NHL)

One word to describe what happened between the NHL and MLB is enormous (Committed Indians)

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The Vancouver Canucks give Brian Sutter a huge extension one week after getting traded (Puck Daddy)

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