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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Snubville

By Keith Schultz
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (right) is congratulated for scoring by right wing Patrick Kane (left) and center Jonathan Toews (center) during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Andrew Shaw (right) is congratulated for scoring by right wing Patrick Kane (left) and center Jonathan Toews (center) during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks Fans! 

The Chicago Blackhawks depression has set in even worse now that 2nd round Stanley Cup playoffs are now underway, and oh by the way the first two NHL Award Finalist have been announced and in both instances it appears that a Chicago Blackhawks player has been snubbed.

First off Corey Crawford probably was hindered a spot as Vezina Finalist because he was injured during the final month of the season, and of course he wasn’t going to beat out Braden Holtby but he was one of the top 3 goalies this year in my opinion.

Yesterday the Selke Finalist were announced and Jonathan Toews didn’t make the final cut.  Perennial Finalist Anze Kopitar and Patrice Bergeron made it, but for some reason Ryan Kesler was named a finalist over Toews.  Let’s be honest this wasn’t Toews best season, but it sure seemed like he still played his solid two-way game better than most everyone else in the NHL.

One thing is for sure after this season, from the points he made during his exit interviews I expect Toews to be in the zone from opening night on, and although I don’t expect a 100 point season out of Toews, I do expect him to set some career highs in 2016-2017.

I’m sure it will wear off eventually especially if the Chicago Cubs keep winning, but it’s sure hard to even watch Stanley Cup playoff hockey right now!

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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links to kick off your Friday Morning. 

The Chicago Blackhawks will be looking to get some rest and gear up for a deep run in 2017 (Blackhawks)

Reports are that Artem Anisimov will have surgery on an undisclosed injury so he won’t be joining Artemi Panarin at the World Championships (Second City)

Chicago Blackhawks prospect Vince Hinostroza was added to Team USA’s roster for the World Championships (Committed Indians)

Can the Chicago Blackhawks afford to keep Andrew Shaw next season (CSN)

Patrick Kane is very weary of the spotlight that will be shown down on him this offseason after what happened last summer (Score)

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A pretty weak eulogy in the Yahoo series of team eulogy’s for the Chicago Blackhawks 2015-2016 Stanley Cup Playoff season (Puck Daddy)

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