Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The good news that came out of Monday was that it appears the Chicago Blackhawks are getting healthier with the chance that Niklas Hjalmarsson and Johnny Oduya could possibly be back in the lineup on Thursday.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been winning games left and right, but the one thing that the Hawks have been missing has been their most dependable defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson.
The Chicago Blackhawks have been scoring goals in bunches which has made their defense an afterthought, but when push comes to shove the Hawks are going to need to play some great defense to get deep in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
Not only will the Chicago Blackhawks get the most underpaid defenseman in the NHL in Hjalmarsson, but they will be getting Johnny Oduya back on the ice as soon as Thursday possibly.
The Hjalmarsson/Oduya pairing lets Joel Quenneville put Brent Seabrook with Duncan Keith and then let Brian Campbell skate with Trevor van Riemsdyk most likely. Of all the Hawks Campbell has the best +/- this year which makes the Hawks rock solid on the back end.
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The Chicago Blackhawks still have a couple days off before Thursday’s game against the Anaheim Ducks so things can change, but it sure looks like the Hawks defense could be back and it should look so good!
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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to start your Tuesday morning!
Chicago Blackhawks fans are still not welcome at Bridgestone Arena because well there is too many of them (Second City)
A look back at the week that was for the Rockford Ice Hogs which basically was a depleted roster work week (The Committed Indian)
This bye week is much needed due to injury and illness (CSN)
Ranking the Top Stanley Cup Contenders after the NHL Trade deadline (Bleacher Report)
NHL GM’s are looking at the evolution of the game (Pro Hockey Talk)
The Las Vegas Golden Knights have a voice with the other GM’s (Puck Daddy)