Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Home Of The Drought

By Keith Schultz
Apr 11, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The Toronto Maple Leafs logo on the offices of the Air Canada Centre before the final game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 11, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; The Toronto Maple Leafs logo on the offices of the Air Canada Centre before the final game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Toronto to face-off against the young and coming Maple Leafs who are looking for wins to make the playoffs this season. 

The Chicago Blackhawks fans know what a drought is that’s for sure.  As you all know it took 49 years for the Chicago Blackhawks to finally get the recipe correct for a Stanley Cup Championship with a very young Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane leading the way back in 2010.

The Hawks travel to Toronto which now has the longest drought in the NHL. The Maple Leafs are now at 48 year since they hoisted a Stanley Cup, and they have youth in their lineup now just like the Hawks did back in 2008-2009, with Auston Matthews leading the way for the Original 6 franchise.

The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t looking to extend a playoff streak, but this core is looking for a 4th Stanley Cup Championship in 8 years, so the current surge since the beginning of February has been so fun to watch.

The big guns have been firing with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane leading the way, but it’s been the youngsters like Nick Schmaltz and Ryan Hartman growing up since the beginning of the season that gives the Hawks hope when the real season starts in April.

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Tonight should be fun watching a team that’s trying to repeat what the Hawks did a few years back.  Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend.

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