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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Hockey Is Kind of Back

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CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 24: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks looks on during the 2017 NHL Draft at United Center on June 24, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Just when the summer heat starts to beat you down, there is a beam of cool hockey coming your way this week.

The Chicago Blackhawks haven’t been on the ice since the end of the Month of April, and we are still 80 days away from the Chicago Blackhawks taking the ice at the United Center.

But…. Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp kicks off today at Johnny’s Ice House which means there will be players on the ice wearing Chicago Blackhawks gear!

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Sure, it’s just prospect camp, and it looks like there will be a whole lot of practicing instead of scrimmages like in years past.  The thing is we get to see all but one of the 2017 draft picks selected by GM Stan Bowman.

The headliner of course is Alex DeBrincat, and I think all Chicago Blackhawks fans want to see if he can dominate this year at camp, and most likely at the rookie tourney later on this summer.  It seems like people either want him in Rockford all season or playing on Patrick Kane‘s wing to start the season.  There doesn’t seem to be any middle ground with DeBrincat.

I will be looking for someone and i mean anyone to standout this year.  The Hawks really need someone on defense to distinguish themselves soon with Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook getting older, and the talent pool only really in prospect mode.

Hockey is kind of back.. Are you excited?

Here are some morning links to start your work week! 

Here is the Chicago Blackhawks prospects and schedule for this coming week (Blackhawks)

Stan Bowman had a plan, the question is what was it? (Hockey Buzz)

Anthony Louis is planning on having a huge showing at camp this year (Tribune)

What are the most intriguing storylines heading into prospect camp this week (Athletic)

Where did all the free agent money go in St Louis (Bleedin Blue)

The San Jose Sharks take out an ad to thank Patrick Marleau (Pro Hockey talk)

Can winning the offseason finally translate to winning on the ice for the Dallas Stars (Defending Big D)

Next: Where will the defense come from

The Phil Kessel trade talk was fun while it lasted (Puck Daddy)

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