Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t playing anymore on the ice, but one of their stars was named best player at the Worlds this past week.
The Breadman, Artemi Panarin was named top forward at the Worlds yesterday after scoring 4 times and passing out 13 assists in 9 games for Team Russia.
Of course this production is in sharp contrast of the big donut well I mean one assist he tallied in the Nashville Predators series.
It’s because of his two disappearing acts during his first two playoff series that make people believe that he’s the number one commodity for Stan Bowman to trade this offseason to put the Chicago Blackhawks back in the Stanley Cup window for 2018.
Let’s be honest, it just wasn’t the Breadman that disappeared! It was the entire roster that couldn’t muster but 3 goals in 4 games against the Predators who by the way are one win away from The Stanley Cup Final so I guess we can safely say that the Preds were the worst possible team for the Chicago Blackhawks to draw in the opening round of the playoffs.
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The Pittsburgh Penguins blew out the Senators yesterday to put them one win away from the Cup Final so the finish lines keep getting closer in the NHL.
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Here are some Chicago Blackhawks morning links to kick off your work week.
Who is the likely trade bait and partners for the Chicago Blackhawks (Tribune)
Team Sweden wins Worlds and Panarin named top forward (Committed Indians)
Guy Boucher explains why he kept switching goalies in Game 5 (Pro Hockey talk)
Looking back at the notable players with new teams this past season (Sporting News)