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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Is It April Yet?

By Keith Schultz
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) celebrates after scoring during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 4, 2017; Nashville, TN, USA; Chicago Blackhawks right wing Jordin Tootoo (22) celebrates after scoring during the second period against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are on another long break which is probably perfect this time of year, but as the Hawks are resting my thoughts lead to Is It April Yet?

The Chicago Blackhawks are red hot, and that of course leads to the question if they are peaking too early with all of these wins in February and March especially when the playoffs start in April.

My answer to that question is no.  For starters look at the Pittsburgh Penguins last year who caught fire after the All-Star game and carried their heater all the way to the Stanley Cup Championship.

The other reason I would say no is that the kids are finding their groove which makes the Chicago Blackhawks a dangerous team.  If this was just a bunch of vets figuring out a way to win hockey games during the dog days of winter, you could get me to lean to peaking too soon.

The thing is the Hawks kids and young vets from Nick Schmaltz, Ryan Hartman, and even Richard Panik are finding their games which make the Hawks a fun team to watch once again, but it opens up the ice for Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane who have been on fire since February 1st.

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The Chicago Blackhawks are playing great so of course I want it to be April right now, who wouldn’t?

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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your work week! 

What did Brian Campbell have to say about his game winning goal Saturday night (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks are set to ride Corey Crawford after Scott Darling‘s injury (Sun-Times)

Brent Seabrook was just another Chicago Blackhawks to hit a milestone in the last few weeks (Committed Indians)

The Nashville Predators are still missing some pieces to be great in the NHL (Predlines)

Ranking the best jerseys (since their team isn’t very good) in Colorado Avs history (Mile High Sticking)

Next: Looking back at the Blackhawks win in Smashville

Down 3-0 no big deal for the Pittsburgh Penguins vs the Buffalo Sabres (Pro Hockey Talk)

NHL GM’s to talk about bye week and offsides rule at meetings (Puck Daddy)

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