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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Speculation

By Keith Schultz
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate 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 fans celebrate 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 are now off playing golf and relaxing for a few months while we sit here and reminisce about what could have been and what should have been if the Chicago Blackhawks could have possibly scored one more goal in any of their 4 losses in the Stanley Cup playoff opening round.   They didn’t come through and now we are off to speculation land.

The Chicago Blackhawks signed one of their former draft picks Luke Johnson signed a three year contract on Friday so now the speculation turns to his teammate at the University of North Dakota Nick Schmaltz and whether he will leave school early or will be return to ND.

The Hawks are in need of building from within according to GM Stan Bowman and a Schmaltz addition would be a step in the right direction for Stan’s new path. The problem of course with Stan’s build from within program is that the Chicago Blackhawks have given away their first round pick the past two seasons.  So as Chicago Blackhawks fans we really need to hope we find a bunch of Andrew Shaw‘s in the rough of the late rounds to fill in the roles with the team in the next few years.

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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your weekend!

If you missed it this past week here are some of the exit interviews from the Chicago Blackhawks after their loss to the St. Louis Blues (Blackhawks)

Chicago Blackhawk signed former draft pick Luke Johnson to a 3 year entry level contract on Friday (Second City)

Andrew Shaw talks about his future and his time with the Chicago Blackhawks (Madhouse Enforcer)

For Andrew Ladd playing for a contender trumps price, but we will see if that’s just post season talk when it’s time for him to sign a new contract (CSN)

Who stays and who goes this offseason is the question we seemingly ask every offseason (Sun-Times)

All of his Chicago Blackhawks teammates raved about Artemi Panarin‘s rookie season (CSN)

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There is a lot of heat on the Anaheim Ducks and their core after management decided to fire the Bruce Boudreau yesterday (Bleacher Report)

The Nashville Predators are looking to do it again when they face-off against the Dallas stars in round #2 (On The Forecheck)

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