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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links-Finally Gameday

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After a long work week, it’s finally game night for the Blackhawks. It’s been since Saturday night since we watched the Hawks defeat the Columbus Blue Jackets, but nobody expected there to be a Duncan Keith injury announcement between the last game and tonight’s matchup against the Florida Panthers.

Now what type of team will we see come out and respond to the Keith injury news.  Keith was the one player that most Blackhawks experts and fans believed they couldn’t be without for an extended period of time yet here we are without one of the best defenseman in the NHL out of the lineup for 4-6 weeks.

The question is will Coach Q tighten up even more or will he try to let the boys play more offense and try to outscore the opponents like they used to in their younger days.  No matter the outcome it will be fun to watch the Chicago Blackhawks back on the ice tonight after what feels like an entire week off.  Here are some morning links to kick off our Thursday morning.

See what happened when the Stanley Cup visited the Chicago Blackhawks store this past week (Blackhawks)

With the Chicago Blackhawks without Duncan Keith for the past 4-6 weeks, Welcome to the Danger Zone (Second City)

The Chicago Blackhawks did place Keith on the Long Term Injured Reserved which means he will miss a minimum of 10 games (Committed Indians)

A very interesting read on what Joel Quenneville, Marian Hossa and other Chicago Blackhawks players think about eliminating morning skates from the daily routine of the NHL season (CSN)

The Chicago Blackhawks biggest issue after replacing Duncan Keith is what is going on with the top line and it appears that there will be a new member on the top line tonight (Daily Herald)

Will Duncan Keith‘s injury end up being a blessing in disguise for the Chicago Blackhawks (Bleacher Report)

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Paul Stastny will be out 5 weeks with a broken ankle (Bleedin Blue)

John Tortorella became the Columbus Blue Jackets new coach on Wednesday and here’s some of his best highlights (Pro Hockey Talk)

Todd Richards believed if he was going down he was going down by playing Sergei Bobrovsky in net (Puck Daddy)

Which NHL players are getting big opportunities throughout the league because of injuries to star players (Bleacher Report)

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