Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans!
The Chicago Blackhawks loss in Game #7 of their first round series really set in yesterday when the Chicago Blackhawks stars did their exit interviews. The loss was a tough one to swallow, but watching all the players empty out their lockers and answer questions for the last time until September really was tough to watch and listen.
The one thing that was surprising to hear was that Chicago Blackhawks Captain Jonathan Toews said he never thought for one instance in the series that they were going to lose. You have to love that type of confidence from the leader of your franchise, but in the back of your mind don’t you kind of wish there had been some sort of fear in the back of the Chicago Blackhawks heads especially in Games 3 and 4 at the United Center.
The Chicago Blackhawks now fearlessly head into an offseason and everyone that’s a free agent wants to stay, but guess what 1. it’s the salary cap era, and 2. the players all hire agents to sign their clients to the highest possible contract so don’t get all excited thinking that players are going to give the Chicago Blackhawks a home town discount just because they love the franchise.
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Just look at Brandon Saad who wanted 6 million a year and now he doesn’t even sniff the playoffs.
Here are some Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links to kick off your Thursday
Here’s a rooting guide for what teams you should root for the rest of the Stanley Cup playoffs (Second City)
All the Chicago Blackhawks talk about Championship windows come to a crashing halt when speaking about their defense (The Committed Indian)
When it comes down to it, the question is were the St. Louis Blues luck to beat the Chicago Blackhawks (ESPN Chicago)
The Chicago Blackhawks season is over, the question to ask is there dynasty over too (Guardian)
Jonathan Toews not scoring in the first round of the playoffs is not the reason why the Chicago Blackhawks were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs (CBS)
Please put Corey Schneider on the NBCSN studio broadcast every night of the season (Sporting News)