Chicago Blackhhawks Morning Links- Pump Them Brakes

LONDON, ON - MARCH 10: Alex DeBrincat
LONDON, ON - MARCH 10: Alex DeBrincat /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! It’s that time of year when prospects come to Chicago and Johnny’s Ice House to show off their skills in front of Stan Bowman, Joel Quenneville and the Blackhawks brass. 

The player I can’t wait to see play is Alex DeBrincat, and I know we have already written a lot about the top prospect in the organization.  The funny thing is now everyone you hear talk about DeBrincat has one thing and one message which is Pump the Brakes!

The first thing that everyone talks about is simple not the points he compiled in Juniors, but his size.  He’s a small guy which in all of the major sports, In the NHL size  really has the least importance.  Most NHL players aren’t 6ft 5in.  Granted 5ft 6in is small even in the NHL , but if you have speed and determination and know how not to get squared up on the boards then size isn’t that big of a deal.

The second thing is that he needs a season to develop.  Ok, I get that most of the time, but if you can score 60 plus goals in juniors, then you know how to score!

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Lastly has to be a side effect of how excited everyone was about Teuvo Teravainen and how he ended up feeling like a bust even thought he does have his name on the Stanley Cup. I totally get this being a reason to slow everyone’s roll about DeBrincat.

At least with prospect camp coming this Monday we will be able to see if he sets himself apart from the rest of the prospect camp attendees.

Here are some morning links to start your morning off right!

Watch the final episode of On The clock the story of the Chicago Blackhawks 2017 NHL draft (Blackhawks)

What’s the best case scenario for next years Chicago Blackhawks team (Second City)

Breaking down Group A at the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp (Committed Indians)

So this is your roster with some LTIR facts just for fun with Marian Hossa (Faxes From Uncle Dale)

A Pittsburgh Columnist is reporting that Phil Kessel will be traded sooner than Later (Pro Hockey Talk)

The Buffalo Sabres want to sign Jack Eichel to an extension soon (NHL)

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Preparing for Goon last of the Enforcers (Puck Daddy)