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Stan Bowman, Chicago Blackhawks (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The mantra In Stan We Trust has been around for quite a while, but the fanbase is starting to look sideways at him lately. 

It’s funny what two straight years of first round exits will do to a fanbase that was used to going to Conference Finals yearly to change their thought process.

I’ve been doing this for over 5 years on Blackhawk Up, and almost everyone has said In Stan We Trust after every move.

Lately though things have changed.  There has been more and more sentiment that it was all Dale Tallon that should be thanked for winning these Stanley Cups. That it was Tallon that assembled all the talent, and it was only Stan’s job to not mess it up which he hasn’t.

The moves Stan has made have continued to make fans more uneasy than in years past because the results haven’t matched the expectations.

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Just imagine if the Hawks hadn’t won the 2015 Stanley Cup, then you would have really heard people complain about the Hawks coughing up a first round draft pick for Antoine Vermette who really didn’t do anything until Game #4 in the Western Conference Finals.

Stan has had to rebuild the pieces around the core two times and really he’s on his third go around with the pieces getting moved around Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, and Duncan Keith.  Tallon set the table the first time, but I think fans need to let go of the Tallon could have done better now state of thinking.

Here are some morning links to start your Thursday.

Watch some of your favorite Chicago Blackhawks and Alumni Blackhawks play family feud (Blackhawks)

Team USA’s Junior roster sent home some Chicago Blackhawks prospects (Second City)

What will the revamped Chicago Blackhawks lineup look like on opening night (Sun-Times)

I think it’s time to go away from home and away jerseys and go NBA (Faxes from Uncle Dale)

The Buffalo Sabres have a big decision coming up on Evander Kane (Pro Hockey Talk)

Why some in Dallas think Martin Hanzel’s signing in Dallas was unnecessary (Sportsday)

Why Nashville fans think their is a rivalry building between the Hawks and Predators (Predlines)

Connor McDavid is leading a new wave of hockey (Oil on Whyte)

Next: Looking at Kane and Toews Contract

It shouldn’t be hard to find a news anthem singer in Nashville (Puck Daddy)

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