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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Big Bad John

By Keith Schultz
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 23, 2016; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks fans celebrate during the third period in game six of the first round of the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs against the St. Louis Blues at the United Center. Chicago won 6-3. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Minnesota Wild on Sunday afternoon 4-2 even though the Wild out played them for long stretches in the game. 

The Chicago Blackhawks took another step closer to first place in the Central Division with another victory over the Minnesota Wild.  The Hawks have seemed to have their number… Still this year.

Before the game it was announced that the Chicago Blackhawks had signed John Hayden to his entry level contract which was a big question mark for fans with many worried that he would pull a Kevin Hayes and wait for free agency in August.

So with Hayden signed, many thought he would just go to Rockford, but after the game Joel Quenneville announced that Hayden will be joining the Blackhawks and will be playing right away.

That says a lot of how high the Hawks think of Hayden who they did try to sign in this summer, but he opted to play his senior season.  He’s a big body forward that the Hawks just really don’t have on the roster, and haven’t had since Bryan Bickell was playing well in 2013.

Who knows what it will do to the Hawks rolling 4 lines or if it’s just to give him a taste of the NHL before sending him down to Rockford after a game or two.

More from Blackhawk Up

The Hawks are close to first place, and it will be a fun ride to the finish line.

More from Blackhawks News

Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your work week.

See and Hear what Patrick Kane had to say after the Hawks 4-2 win (Blackhawks)

Missed opportunities were the problem for the Wild on Sunday afternoon (CSN)

Jeff Glass is sent back down to Rockford without making an appearance (Second City)

Which college free agents should the Colorado Avalanche be looking at (Mile High Sticking)

Kevin Shattenkirk gets a 2 game suspension for charging (Pro Hockey Talk)

Brian Elliott is dominating again.. this time for the Calgary Flames (Puck Daddy)

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