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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Hey Stan What’s Next

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is interviewed during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 23: Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is interviewed during the 2017 NHL Draft at the United Center on June 23, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Another work week is upon us, and my question is whether or not Chicago Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman is done or does he have more trades up his sleeve. 

For starters we posted three reasons why Artemi Panarin could be traded, but I really didn’t think that both the Bread Man and Niklas Hjalmarsson would be traded before the NHL draft kicked off in Chicago.

It’s been a couple weeks for these trades to settle in, and to be honest I’m perfectly fine with them. One thing that happens when you hold on to your stars too long, and that is your team gets old and falls to the bottom of the standings.

Of course, the Chicago Blackhawks defense will not be better this season without Niklas Hjalmarsson in the lineup, but what did Stan see in his game that made him decide to deal him.  It’s not like the deals he made with the Blackhawks core defenseman saved much money so did they see something we didn’t?

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So with the Chicago Blackhawks defense weakened will Stan do anything else before the season starts.  Is there a bargain basement deal out there that can at least help the Chicago Blackhawks defense?  I’m a fan of young players, but when it comes to defense sometimes youth can be a little dangerous!  So if a vet was available on the cheap would it be better than having to play Jan Rutta? I’m not sure!

So what are you going to Stan Bowman, we are sitting here during the Baseball All-Star Break waiting for something to write about!

Here are some morning links to start your work week! 

Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp is one week away (Blackhawks)

Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews contracts aren’t the problem (Second City)

The Blackhawks tradition is bringing back familiar names (CSN)

Who are the free agency winners and losers (Bleacher Report)

How did free agency reshape the Dallas Stars offense (Defending Big D)

What are the 5 worst teams in St. Louis Blues franchise history (Bleedin Blue)

After all the trade talk, it appears that Matt Duchene will still be in Colorado when the season starts (Mile High Sticking)

Ilya Kovalchuk signs a one year deal to play in the KHL again this coming season (Pro Hockey Talk)

Next: Blackhawks fans.....Trust The Process!

Is Rick Tocchet the right gamble in Arizona (Puck Daddy)

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