Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- 10 Games Left

By Keith Schultz
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) moves the puck down the ice during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 19, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks center Jonathan Toews (19) moves the puck down the ice during the first period of the game against the Colorado Avalanche at United Center. Mandatory Credit: Caylor Arnold-USA TODAY Sports /
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  • Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are finally in the home stretch with only 10 games left before the Stanley Cup playoffs kick off! 

Joel Quenneville loves winning more than anything, but it’s good to see he’s resting players already with the finish line in sight.

Last night he let Marian Hossa who I’m sure would have been in the lineup if this was a playoff game have the night off, and he gave Johnny Oduya another night off when the Hawks are playing back to back games.

The good news before the Hawks game ended was the fact that the Minnesota Wild had lost their 5th straight game which made resting some of the Blackhawks veterans easier to take.

Of course, in the end the regular season is pretty meaningless except to make the playoffs or not so who is on the ice and who’s resting makes more sense when the Stanley Cup is the real prize.

Tonight was the last back to back situation for the Hawks with them playing every other night the rest of the way.  I really dislike the compact schedule with the bye week which sets up all these weird schedules, but guess what I don’t have a say in it.

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

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See and hear what John Hayden had to say after his first career NHL goal (Blackhawks)

A quick look at how the Chicago Blackhawks play against good teams around the NHL (The Committed Indian)

On Saturday night the Chicago Blackhawks showed the young Maple Leafs how much further they have to go to become great (SI)

What does Joel Quenneville think of John Hayden‘s game (CSN)

The Minnesota Wild fall to the Winnipeg Jets despite huge rally (Star Tribune)

Sidney Crosby paces the Pittsburgh Penguins with a hat trick on Sunday (NHL)

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The NCAA Hockey Tournament Brackets were announced on Sunday (Pro Hockey Talk)

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