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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Winter Classic Blues

By Keith Schultz
Jan 1, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; The Rhode Island Air National Guard C-130 flies over Gillette Stadium during the National Anthem before the start of the Winter Classic hockey game. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 1, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; The Rhode Island Air National Guard C-130 flies over Gillette Stadium during the National Anthem before the start of the Winter Classic hockey game. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Winter Classic was played yesterday, and it kind of gave me the blues since the Chicago Blackhawks weren’t playing in it.  There was nothing more exciting to me then when the Chicago  Blackhawks opened up the 2009 calendar year with a home game at Wrigley Field against the Detroit Red Wings.

This was the game the officially brought back a bunch of old Chicago Blackhawks fans back into the fold and back to rooting for their favorite hockey team.  It’s kind  of sad looking back to that game because the years are flying by, and even though the Chicago Blackhawks have won 3 of the past 6 Stanley Cups, the window is never getting bigger but smaller ever year.

Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith aren’t getting any younger and even though they are in their late 20’s and early 30’s Father Time loses to no one so when I think back to that Winter Classic, the core was so young back then and now they are smack dab in the middle of their prime.

The Chicago Blackhawks have one more day off before they host the Ottawa Senators on Sunday night, so on this day off here are some morning links to kick off your weekend.

The Chicago Blackhawks ended 2015 on a high note including Artem Anisimov‘s 100th career goal (Blackhawks)

A quick look back at all the moves of Stan Bowman in 2015 (Committed Indians)

One of the biggest saving graces for the Chicago Blackhawks this season has been the play of their powerplay on the road (CSN)

Talk about a fashion no-no, here is a fan with a Detroit Red Wings hat with a Chicago Blackhawks logo (FOX)

Chicago Blackhawks trade talk, Phillip Danault, Dennis Rasmussen and more (Tribune)

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The one thing that has been very consistent for the Chicago Blackhawks has been the powerplay (Sun-Times)

A look-in at every team around the NHL and what their New Years resolutions should be for the upcoming season (Bleacher Report)

A look at the Nashville Predators and 16 predictions for 2016 (Predlines)

When looking back at 2015 for the Dallas Stars, it’s a year that the Stars turned for the better (Blackout Dallas)

So let’s take a quick look at the Colorado Avalanche’s New Years resolutions (Mile High Sticking)

The Montreal Canadiens dominated the Boston Bruins on Friday at the 2016 Winter Classic (A Winning Habit)

The Best and Worst of the 2016 Winter Classic (Puck Daddy)

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