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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Finally Opening Night

By Keith Schultz
Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 15, 2015; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) celebrates with right wing Patrick Kane (88) after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning in game six of the 2015 Stanley Cup Final at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks season finally kicks off tonight after the longest summer ever! 

The Chicago Blackhawks had their longest offseason since the lockout season, and now the season finally kicks off tonight and after today you won’t have to read me type this sentence anymore!!

The season has a lot of questions to be answered with the all the prospects that made the team, and who will step up while who will be traveling back to Rockford after Joel Quenneville loses his patience with all of the youth.

One of the biggest questions to me is Will Richard Panik be able to duplicate his effort on the top line like he did last season in a small sample size against the St. Louis Blues in the opening round of the playoffs.  Jonathan Toews was hampered with a revolving door of wingers last year so will Panik settle in on the top line night in and night out.

Of course, the other question to me is will Brian Campbell fit back in with the Chicago Blackhawks defense like he did 5-6 seasons ago.  He’s 37 years old so it’s not like he’s in his prime so I will be watching all of the Hawks veteran defenseman this year even though the defensive corps should be so much better this season.

The season is about to begin, and I’m ready to watch the game tonight!!

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