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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Hello August

By Keith Schultz
Dec 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) waits before a face-off against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at United Center. Blackhawks won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports
Dec 6, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) waits before a face-off against the Winnipeg Jets during the first period at United Center. Blackhawks won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! 

The calendar finally turned to another month earlier this morning, and with the long hot July in the background we finally say hello to August.

Granted when you look at the month of August things to do for the Chicago Blackhawks it is totally empty.  There’s absolutely nothing on the calendar this month except for the fact that you can’t get to September and training camp unless you get through August!

There are plenty of questions for us to ask about the Chicago Blackhawks when they do get to training camp next month especially with their offense now that the defense looks to have been solved.

The list of players that could step up for the offense are Ryan Hartman, Tanner Kero, Vincent Hinostroza, Nick Schmaltz, Tyler Motte just to name the Top 5 with others waiting in the wings as well such as Mark McNeill.

So who will it be and which player can carve their own niche in the lineup that will force Joel Quenneville to give them playing time and a role.  Remember when we all thought Jeremy Morin would be in the lineup and next thing we know it’s Joakim Nordstrom opening up the season on the roster or last year when Kyle Baun played twice before any of the other prospects made it to Chicago.

So will be in Joel Quenneville’s dog house and who will be the golden child that makes a huge statement in training camp and carry it over into the season.  Luckily we have all of the month to talk about all of these questions and it should be a fun ride!

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

Check these lucky 4 fans that had a VIP experience this summer (Blackhawks)

Marian Hossa is ready for whatever the Chicago Blackhawks want his role to be next season (Athletic)

Here are the five most underrated players on the Chicago Blackhawks roster this upcoming season (Hockey Writers)

The Edmonton Oilers front office felt that Tyler Hall never played his best hockey when he faced the hardest competition (Pro Hockey Talk)

The Colorado Avalanche signed Tyson Barrie to a 4 year extension worth 5.5 AAV (Mile High Hockey)

Why an Montreal Canadiens vs Nashville Predators outdoor game would be an easy sell now (Predlines)

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The referee involved in the Dennis Wideman hit has had a neck injury from the play. (Puck Daddy)

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