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By Keith Schultz
Feb 15, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) and center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate a goal by defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 15, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) and center Jonathan Toews (19) and right wing Patrick Kane (88) celebrate a goal by defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: David Banks-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans!

The summer is in full swing right now for the Chicago Blackhawks, and the news trickling in has hit almost a complete stop.  The only bit of any type of news yesterday was the NHL National TV Schedule being released.

Of course we did a post on it already, and how the Chicago Blackhawks led all teams in the NHL with 21 games on NBC and NBCSN which doesn’t include all the simulcast games that will be played on the NHL Network during the season.

The question I have is what players are the National TV audience missing with the Chicago Blackhawks being mainstays on NBCSN.  We mentioned Connor McDavid yesterday, but there are all kinds of young players that will only be seen a fraction of the time compared to Toews and Kane.

Auston Matthews the #1 pick this year will only make one appearance on the National TV seen as well as P.K. Subban in his new home of Nashville.

This is one thing that the NFL does a great job at even if it means a terrible matchup on a Monday night that includes the Cleveland Browns.  Every team sees the National lights once and in the end every young star gets seen by everyone around the country which in turn helps build the sport.

The NHL is not a big sport and it should be continuing to strive to grow the game, and although I like seeing the Hawks as much as possible it’s not how to grow the sport in my opinion.

More from Blackhawks News

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

What teams are the winners and what teams are the losers in the NBC/NBCSN National TV schedule for the 2016-2017 season (Puck Daddy)

A throwback Thursday segment on Scott Darling and how he saved the day in Game #1 of the 2015 Playoff run (Blackhawks)

According to reports, prospect Alexandre Fortin and the Chicago Blackhawks are negotiating a contract for the prospect camp breakout star (Second City)

Chicago Blackhawks star Patrick Kane shows off his incredible skill in this new commercial (WGN)

A look around the Central Division and all the moves that were made in free agency so far this summer (Committed Indians)

Brad Richards is at peace with his NHL career as he announces his retirement this past week (NHL)

Next: Top Stanley Cup Clinching Goals since 2010

The New York Islanders are already looking to get out of the Bronx (SI)

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