Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Summer Is Really Here

CHICAGO, IL - JULY 17: Chicago Blackhawks prospects participates during the Chicago Blachawks Development Camp on July 17, 2017 at Johnny's IceHouse in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - JULY 17: Chicago Blackhawks prospects participates during the Chicago Blachawks Development Camp on July 17, 2017 at Johnny's IceHouse in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks Convention has come and gone, and now we are hit with the fact that it’s really summer break for the NHL. 

The Chicago Blackhawks summer break is here after a really fun weekend at the Chicago Blackhawks Convention.

There really has been a lot going on since the Chicago Blackhawks were last on the ice in late April.

Niklas Hjalmarsson and Artemi Panarin are now ex-Blackhawks while Brandon Saad will be the latest Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champion to return home.

Patrick Sharp signed a hometown discount to also come home to the Chicago Blackhawks which will probably be discussed more than the Saad trade.

The biggest moment off the ice that didn’t include trades so far had to be the Chicago Blackhawks and the city of Chicago hosting the NHL draft.  It was a lot of fun if you like watching teenagers jump on the stage.

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The one thing that was a surprise last week during the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp was that Dylan Sikura stood out more than Alex DeBrincat.  I want to see DeBrincat succeed and have a shot on the Blackhawks roster, but it’s looking more and more like he will be in Rockford next season.

A lot has happened, yet we still have 73 days left until the Chicago Blackhawks take to the ice for their home opener.

Here are some morning links to kick off your work week! 

Watch and see what the Connor Murphy experience was at the Chicago Blackhawks convention (Blackhawks)

The way Corey Crawford forgets bad goals and bad games really impresses his coach Jimmy Waite (Tribune)

Unlike just about everyone else, Joel Quenneville likes his blue line options (Madhouse Enforcer)

Chicago Blackhawks youth are confident they are ready to step up this coming season (CSN)

Which 10 teams are trending up for the upcoming NHL season (The Hockey Writers)

Winning the offseason isn’t something the Stars should be satisfied with (Blackout Dallas)

Which defensive pairings scare you the most when visiting Smashville (Predlines)

Colton Parayko‘s 5 year contract solidifies the Blues young defense (St Louis Post Dispatch)

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Where did Kris Letang take the Stanley Cup? (Puck Prose)