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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Mutual Interest

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Mar 10, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner (89) against the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2017; Columbus, OH, USA; Columbus Blue Jackets center Sam Gagner (89) against the Buffalo Sabres at Nationwide Arena. The Blue Jackets won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Now that the free agency period has begun where teams can talk but no sign anyone. The biggest seen two words out there is Mutual Interest. 

The Chicago Blackhawks keep being linked to players before free agency starts on Saturday July 1st.  Late Monday night the Hawks were being linked to Karl Alzner which according to everyone is a player that nobody really wants to see play for the Chicago Blackhawks.

The latest player to join the mutual interest list is Sam Gagner.  One of the reasons people think it will be a great combo is what Gagner did with Kane a dozen years ago in juniors.  The thing is his stats don’t jump off the screen at you, but playing in Edmonton on some bad teams didn’t help things I guess.

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The one surprising move by the Hawks yesterday was not giving Dennis Rasmussen a qualifying offer and now he will be a free agent. This move makes signing a player like Gagner make a lot more sense.

More from Blackhawk Up

If you missed it, today is Blackhawk Up 8th anniversary or birthday, so let’s party! Here are some morning links to start your Wednesday morning.

Ville Pokka re-signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday (Blackhawks)

Why Marian Hossa is the best free agent signing in Chicago Sports history (Second City)

Blackhawks didn’t offer a qualifying offer to Dennis Rasmussen (CSN)

A quick scouting report on the new Arizona Coyotes that are now on the roster (FaxesFromUncleDale)

Ranking the top NHL free agents by position (Bleacher Report)

What will the Dallas Stars lineup look like with Marc Methot on the roster (Defending Big D)

This seems like a silly question since everyone plays the same teams except their division (Pro Hockey Talk)

Next: Do The Hawks need to get nastier?

Could Joe Thornton really go the LA Kings? (Puck Daddy)

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