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January 28, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to media before the 2017 NHL All Star Game skills compeition at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
January 28, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; NHL commissioner Gary Bettman speaks to media before the 2017 NHL All Star Game skills compeition at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The NHL playoffs on Monday brought back a big discussion early in the year when Corey Crawford was hit and staggered by a shot to the head and that is the concussion word. 

Of course Monday night’s issue wasn’t concussion protocol like the Corey Crawford play, but it was the issue of the NHL’s biggest star having to leave a playoff game because of a concussion.

The story coming out of Pittsburgh was that the Washington Capitals had basically put a bounty on Crosby which if you watched the play would be hard to say unless your a Penguins fan.

Of course Alex Ovechkin did slash Crosby on the head before he stumbled into Matt Niskanen.  Niskanen did get his hands up, but he didn’t put his hands in a normal cross check position which means it didn’t look like a malice hit in my eyes.

The conspiracy theory is out there by many writers that the Washington Capitals were out to get the Penguins star out of the series so there’s that to spice up the series.

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Concussion are the biggest worry for all sports commissioners, owners, and players moving forward so the question is how do we make games safer without changing the integrity of the game.

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Hopefully Sidney Crosby is back on the ice sooner than later for the betterment of the NHL, the Stanley Cup playoffs, and most of all the long term health of Crosby.

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Here are some morning links to start your Wednesday!

The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with another player on Tuesday (Blackhawks)

A path must be chosen this offseason by Stan Bowman with few options (Second City)

The NHL needs to decide what it wants to be (The Committed Indian)

The New York Rangers knocked off the Ottawa Senators 4-1 on Tuesday night (Bleacher Report)

Reports are that the Colorado Avs are bringing over some D help from Russia (Yahoo)

Pittsburgh reporters called the hit on Crosby filthy dirty and cheap (Washington Post)

Next: Gut Reaction to Blackhawks Defense

We deserve NHL hot takes, just not from Mike Milbury (Puck Daddy)

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