Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- An Erie Future

By Keith Schultz

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! While the Chicago Blackhawks are enjoying another day off, the question is the next great Chicago Blackhawk playing junior hockey right now. 

Let’s be honest, one of most fan’s favorite things to do is try to figure out who the next great player in their team’s franchise history is going to be.

As Chicago Blackhawks fans, we have already thought the next great Blackhawks players have been in the system, and for a while we thought one of them was part of the core.  Brandon Saad was the next great Chicago Blackhawk and he even was a vital part of the 2015 Stanley Cup run, but when his agent wanted big bucks Stan Bowman sent him packing.

The player most fans and especially bloggers were in love with for years was Teuvo Teravainen who also was part of the 2015 Cup run.  Teuvo was a sacrificial lamb in the Bryan Bickell trade to Carolina, and so in the past few seasons the future has left the franchise.

Now there is another bright star in the system and his name is Alex DeBrincat who now is the leading scorer in the Erie Otters of the OHL team history.  The funny thing is now experts are saying he should be moved so the Hawks can pick up a piece for another Stanley Cup run.

I’m hoping if he’s really good they hold on to him, because the Hawks need young talent to go along with the veterans, but I also want another Cup or two during this era so hopefully Bowman makes the right choice.

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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Tuesday morning. 

Who were the top three prospects in the Chicago Blackhawks system this week (Blackhawks)

According to one report, the Chicago Blackhawks local TV ratings are down 20 percent (Second City)

A look at who should win the NHL Awards now that we are the 2/3rds point of the season (The Committed Indian)

Joel Quenneville is very smart not to break up the Chicago Blackhawks 2nd line (CSN)

What will the Chicago Blackhawks be doing at the trade deadline (Pro Hockey Rumors)

Is Matt Duchene what the Nashville Predators really need (Predlines)

Why the Robby Fabbri injury makes the St. Louis Blues sellers at the trade deadline (Bleedin Blue)

Next: Will Bowman Pull The Trigger On A Deal?

The Columbus Blue Jackets are making huge ratings on local TV (Puck Daddy)