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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Is It Wednesday Yet?

By Keith Schultz
Jan 24, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks into the crowd during a timeout in the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 24, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) looks into the crowd during a timeout in the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! After an 82 game season it’s all about the Stanley Cup playoffs, and late Sunday night the NHL announced the playoff schedule.  Now we know that it begins on Wednesday night in St. Louis against a Blues team that Mike Milbury picked to beat the Hawks in the 7 game series.

The Chicago Blackhawks have two days off to prepare for the St. Louis Blues and some of the biggest questions are who will be on the ice at Scottrade Center when the series begins.  The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t fielded a complete healthy lineup for sometime now so it would be nice to see everyone accounted for when Game #1 kicks off Wednesday night.

One thing the NHL hasn’t improved on this year is the start time for these games.  Game #1 is slated for 8:30 pm Central time and 9:30 on the east coast.  This really isn’t a way to  grow the sport by playing games when young kids are in bed.  The name of the game is money so of course the start times make sense when cash is king.

No matter what it should be fun seeing the old Norris Division rivals duke it out once again to advance to the next round of the playoffs. Here are some morning links to kick off your work week.

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