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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Quenneville’s Wild Pitch

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 23: Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on August 23, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 23: Chicago Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville throws out a ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the Minnesota Twins on August 23, 2017 at Guaranteed Rate Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! As August is winding down and baseball is really starting to get boring, the White Sox hosted a Chicago Blackhawks night on Wednesday. 

Baseball was my first love as a kid, and I still like going to a game whether it’s a major league game or minor league game. The thing is that when the calendar is reading August 25th, it’s time to turn the page on baseball quite honestly.  I guess it’s too many seasons of watching meaningless baseball from the Cubs in September.

So to get fans in the stadium, the White Sox had a very good plan of having a Chicago Blackhawks night, and in doing so they would have Joel Quenneville throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game.

These pitches rarely are strikes, and Coach Q didn’t get it over the plate on his toss either, but it was nice to see Coach out there and to see all the Chicago Blackhawks sweaters once again in a stadium.

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The one thing I remember most about going to Game #4 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs was how few Chicago Blackhawks jerseys were in the crowd.  I’ve been to a couple of “Keep the Red Out” regular season games, and you would think you are at the United Center, but Game #4 felt like a real road game with less than 5% of the crowd being Chicago.  This is why I can’t wait to see the Blackhawks in action again.

Here are some morning links to start your Friday morning.

CSN Chicago will be going to NBC Sports Chicago in October for a variety of reasons (Blackhawks)

Looking back to another great Brent Seabrook moment (Second City)

Two Chicago Blackhawks defenseman are nearing milestones this coming season (Committed Indians)

Stan Bowman is betting on Brandon Saad to make the Hawks a Championship team once again (Athletic)

Richard Panik shows off his shooting skills during the offseason (CSN)

Which teams around the NHL have the most trade bait potential (Bleacher Report)

The Minnesota Wild’s ice to be made up of water from their 10,000 lakes (FOX 9 Minnesota)

Is Tyler Seguin ready to wear the A this season (Blackout Dallas)

Looking back at the 2012 NHL draft, the good, bad, and ugly (Puck Prose)

Next: The Forwards Preview

How exciting, Will Butcher says he telling everyone his decision on Sunday (Pro Hockey Talk)

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