Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! So it now has begun, the day some people look forward to when they look at the calendar, including my wife, with the clock going back one hour and everyone picking up some extra sleep this morning. The problem with the extra sleep means that it will be getting dark just after 5pm which means the most depressing time of the year when you drive to work in the dark and ride home in the dark.
Speaking of falling back, the Chicago Blackhawks after their 2 losses this week against the Central Division have fallen back in the standings. Yes, of course it’s only one month into the season, but the Chicago Blackhawks are already 3 points out of a Wild Card spot. The offense finally turned it up against the Minnesota Wild, but the defense is struggling again especially Viktor Svedberg who was doing more watching than playing defense.
The scary part is we are still 5 more weeks until Duncan Keith returns to the lineup which means Joel Quenneville probably has to force more 1-0, 2-1 games instead of 5-4 shootouts. Time will tell, but the Chicago Blackhawks can’t fall too far back in the standings before all world Keith returns to the lineup. Hope you enjoyed your extra sleep today, and here are some morning links to wake up to.
It’s one month into the season, and it’s apparent that the revamped Chicago Blackhawks have a lot of work to do (CSN)
It’s a work in progress from the Chicago Blackhawks in the early part of the season (Tribune)
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The St. Louis Blues have a bunch of new faces thriving on the ice during a time of plenty of injuries for the Blues (Bleedin Blues)
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A new New Jersey Devils goalie mask with Seinfeld ties (Puck Daddy)