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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Brotherly Tilt

By Keith Schultz
Oct 14, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning (23) battle during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Blackhawks, 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Chicago Blackhawks left wing Artemi Panarin (72) and Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning (23) battle during the third period at Wells Fargo Center. The Flyers defeated the Blackhawks, 2-0. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Hawks travel to the City of Brotherly Love this afternoon as they play a rare noon game on a weekend trip to Philly. 

The Chicago Blackhawks have the best record in the NHL if you are adding up points.  They currently have 35 points which is one of their better starts to a season if you throw out the 2013 Lockout shortened season when they set records to start the season.  Normally, the Hawks are just hitting their stride when the calendar hits December, but this year they have started out strong.

Although they are 16-6-3 on the season, they are only 6-5-1 on the road so unlike seasons past they are not road warriors which has to point to their youth more than anything.  The Hawks youth keep getting more and more confident so we should start to see the Hawks winning more and more games on the road.

The one thing about the Hawks this season is that they aren’t giving warm feels to people that pay attention to advanced stats.  They are winning games while being out shot and out possessed, and they are definitely winning games by scoring timely goals which is fine by me.   Granted if you talk or read advanced stat fans, the Hawks will start losing games.

I’m not sure they are the best team in the NHL either, but when your roster is full of Stanley Cup Champions you have the heart of a champion which let’s you will wins out of games that you have no business winning.

We will see if the Chicago Blackhawks can win today in Philly without their Captain Jonathan Toews, and here are some morning links to start your Saturday morning.

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