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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Spring Has Arrived

By Keith Schultz
Mar 20, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) with the puck during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 20, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) with the puck during the first period against the Minnesota Wild at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The calendar has turned to spring with winter taking an exit which should mean better weather, but it definitely means that the Stanley Cup playoffs are right around the corner.

After winning three Stanley Cup’s in the past 6 seasons, it’s really the only thing that excites some Hawks fans this time of year with the regular season winding down.  It was that way for me back in the 90’s with the Chicago Bulls.  Sure, Michael Jordan might do something special on any given night, but the season didn’t really matter until the playoffs kicked in.

Same thing this season with the possibility of Patrick Kane winning a scoring title and Artemi Panarin possibly winning the Calder trophy, but really the only thing that matters is how deep the Hawks can go in the Stanley Cup playoffs so really it’s great the spring is finally here.

The one thing the Hawks need for the stretch run is a healthy Corey Crawford, and Joel Quenneville settle in on his 6 defenseman.  Even in the game against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday night the defense had it’s moments but thankfully Scott Darling was able to stop their deficiencies.

So here are some morning links on the first Monday of Spring 2016.

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The Minnesota Wild and Chicago Blackhawks teamed up together to help raise money for injured hockey player Matt Olson (Blackhawks)

The NCAA Hockey Tournament is about to begin and 7 Chicago Blackhawks prospects are featured this year (Committed Indians)

Illinois Native Kendall Coyle was named top Womens Hockey player for this past season (CSN)

It was a pretty fun What’s your goal when the Hawks Joel Quenneville visited a Park Ridge senior center (WLS)

The Chicago Blackhawks are tackling one of their biggest problems head on.. Winning more faceoff’s each game (Tribune)

Tomas Fleischmann has been flashing his skills since joining the Chicago Blackhawks at the trade deadline (Sun-Times)

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The Minnesota Wild’s Tomas Vanek has been taking his benching like a pro’s pro (Score)

Ranking the NHL’s Top 10 surprising players in this season around the league (Bleacher Report)

What to think of the NHL GM meetings.. Expansion Draft, Salary Cap and a whole lot more (On The Forecheck)

It’s time for the Colorado Avalanche to control their own destiny (Mile High Sticking)

St. Louis Blues Troy Brouwer is quietly gearing his game for the playoffs (Bleedin Blue)

Next: Gustafsson is showing promise

The Capitals Mike Weber boarded a Penguins player.. Should it be suspension worthy? (Puck Daddy)

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