Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks young guns are playing in Traverse City this week and after a day off, they play their last game tonight before the medal round games on Tuesday.
The Chicago Blackhawks prospects learned a pretty quick lesson this weekend, and they looked much better in their 2nd attempt in the Traverse City tournament.
They lost 3-2 in their opening game, but they followed that up with a 5-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings prospects.
I like offense so seeing a 5-0 victory got me excited about this batch of Chicago Blackhawks prospects. The surprising thing about seeing the outcome was the fact that Nick Schmaltz didn’t play in the victory.
Alex DeBrincat looks to be a real offensive prospect and he scored a goal in the Blackhawks prospect victory. The star of the game was Gustav Forsling who has been rumored to be returning to his country if he doesn’t make the Blackhawks out of training camp.
Forsling has good offense sense from a defenseman which would fit in nicely in the Joel Quenneville system. The Blackhawks have struggled lately getting the puck forward when they have played the Michal Rozsival‘s and other veterans, but this new wave could be the answer even if it’s not for a few more years down the line.
It will be interesting to see what the prospects do tonight in their final bracket game, but if they are scoring goals I’m excited to watch and or read about them!
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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your work week!
Observations from the Chicago Blackhawks 5-0 victory over the Detroit Red Wings prospects (Athletic)
Team Sweden defeated Team Russia 2-1 in the opening round of the World Cup of Hockey (Blackhawks)
One of the Chicago Blackhawks prospects that are playing in the World Cup Ville Pokka made an incredible save for Team Finland (Second City)
A look inside the Chicago Blackhawks vs Nashville Predators rivalry from the eyes of the fans from Smashville (On The Forecheck)
A preview of the Chicago Blackhawks and will they be able to win the Stanley Cup or could they be out before the playoffs start with all the changes on their roster (Puck Daddy)
NHL 17 on EA Sports is very heavy on the World Cup of Hockey in this years version (Sporting News)