Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Exclusive Showing

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 6: Michal Kempny
ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 6: Michal Kempny /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks online site will be showing an exclusive 2017-2018 season preview on Monday morning. 

Guess what exclusive season previews mean? Yes, it means that the Chicago Blackhawks rookie tournament, and training camp are right around the corner, and if you read my post yesterday morning, it couldn’t come too soon.

The only thing about doing previews is that hardly anything you talk about ever comes true except you know 2 years ago when we predicted Artemi Panarin would have a Calder trophy worthy rookie season.

The thing that I’m most worried about is the defensive end of the rink with only Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook being real solid returning options, and that’s with Seabrooks skill on a decline.

Every other defenseman has question marks from Michal Kempny to the newly acquired Connor Murphy. Granted, I know I was yelling to play Kempny all season long last year, but that still doesn’t erase the fact that there are questions about him playing a full 82 game season.

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The one thing that all Blackhawks fans, bloggers, beat writers all seem to be in agreement is that the Hawks will do something with the Hossa LTIR money once the season begins which for sure should be placed on the defensive end of the ice.

The third pairing as it stands right now would be Gustav Forsling, Michal Rozsival and Jan Rutta or maybe someone else like Erik Gustafsson from Rockford.  The last pairing is what really scares me right now heading into the season.

The best part of it all is we are only 46 days away from opening night!

Here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning!

Here are all of the details for the Chicago Blackhawks exclusive season preview on Monday (Blackhawks)

Alex DeBrincat was among the Top 100 prospects in the NHL right now (Second City)

What did Bryan Bickell have to say about his Blackhawks journey and beginning the fight with MS (CSN)

News is that the Pittsburgh Penguins will be in the mix for Will Butcher (NHL)

In case you missed it, here is the full NHL National TV Schedule (Puck Prose)

Besides Matt Duchene, who are the biggest trade candidates this season (Bleacher Report)

There will be high stakes at the Dallas Stars training camp this year (Blackout Dallas)

Jori Lehtera is eager to prove his worth in Philly (St Louis Dispatch)

How the Winnipeg Jets Penalty Kill is hurting them nightly (TSN)

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Rick Nash is at a career crossroads (Pro Hockey Talk)