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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Finally

By Keith Schultz
Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) is congratulated by center Jonathan Toews (19) for scoring a goal during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 17, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Brent Seabrook (7) is congratulated by center Jonathan Toews (19) for scoring a goal during the first period in game three of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The calendar has finally turned to the month of September and Chicago Blackhawks hockey will soon be back and this long boring summer can finally come to a close.

As we talked about yesterday, the Chicago Blackhawks long boring summer is about to come to an end with training camp only a couple weeks away.

Before we get to training camp there will be all the talk about the World Cup of hockey and another chance for players like Jonathan Toews to pad their impressive career resumes.

If you look at the Captain resume it’s amazing how great of a winner he really is and now he can add a World Cup of hockey championship to it.  Toews won two Junior World Championships, a Selke Trophy, a Calder Trophy, he’s won 2 Gold Medals at the Olympics and most importantly he’s hoisted the Stanley Cup three times as the Captain of the Chicago Blackhawks after winning the Cup.

Now when the World Cup is going on, the Chicago Blackhawks will be kicking off their training camp, and one player to watch will be defenseman Michal Kempny. The top four defenseman look set, but will Kempny be able to solidify that third pairing with Trevor van Riemsdyk or Michal Rozsival.

Even though the Hawks defense looks much improved they aren’t getting any younger and it would be nice to see a little less workload from Duncan Keith and Niklas Hjalmarsson this season instead of them having to carry the entire load and a player like Kempny could sure help that process.

More from Blackhawks News

Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your Thursday morning.

The Chicago Blackhawks will be kicking off a yearlong celebration for amatuer sports this season (Blackhawks) 

A look at Mark McNeill and where he ranks within the Chicago Blackhawks prospect pool (Second City)

A team preview of team Canada, the team heavily favored to win the World Cup this year (Committed Indians)

What happened to Jonathan Toews last year looks at the Captain’s disappointing season (Today’s Slapshot)

Is there a shift happening with the Eastern Conference starting take over from the Western Conference? (SI)

Is it really going to be Richard Panik playing with Jonathan Toews on the top line this season (Sun-Times)

Next: 5 Reasons for Pessimism

It’s the Philadelphia Flyers 50th season and here’s a look at their special uniforms for the season (Puck Daddy)

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