Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Worst Summer Ever

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The news broke yesterday about Phillip Danault having to get hip surgery and being sidelined for the next 4 months. With all of Stan Bowman transactions this summer it didn’t look like Danault would be on the opening day roster, but even if he wasn’t this hurts his development and most certainly hurts the Rockford Ice Hogs first half of their season.

The news just added to one of the worst summer in recent history for the Chicago Blackhawks fans.  We all knew that Patrick Sharp most likely had played his final game after Game #6 of the Stanley Final, but nobody could have expected that Brandon Saad would leave after his agent basically said he wanted all the money now instead of taking a home town discount or bridge deal.  Stan Bowman did his best to get the biggest return for Saad, but he seemed closer to the core than next man out.

Of course we all know that the worst news of the summer was the Patrick Kane news and the allegations that haven’t been brought to a charge or dismissed which casted a black cloud over this summer that won’t go away.

Now the Danault injury is just icing on a cake that no Chicago Blackhawks fan ever wanted to see.  Here are some morning links to kick off your Wednesday morning.

Phillip Danault had surgery on his left hip and will be out for four months (ESPN Chicago)

Take a look back to the Chicago Blackhawks convention and the panel that featured all the new faces that have recently become Blackhawks (Blackhawks)

It’s good to hear that Marcus Kruger isn’t stressed out about a new contract with the Chicago Blackhawks (Second City)

The Chicago Blackhawks signed Bowling Green defenseman Nolan Valleau to a two year contract (CSN)

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Why the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Stanley Cup window may close sooner than later (Too Many Men)

The hot topic all summer in St. Louis is whether the Blues should or shouldn’t trade David Backes now (Bleedin Blue)

The Calgary Flames announced plans to build a 800 million dollar new stadium (Pro Hockey Talk)

Daniel Briere at his retirement announcement said he’s planning on staying involved with hockey (TSN)

Are the LA Kings in decline or will they be back in the thick of things next spring (Puck Daddy)

The most intriguing homecomings that will occur during the 2015-2016 NHL Season (Bleacher Report)

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