Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Last Sunday

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Jonathan Toews
LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 08: Jonathan Toews /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Today is the last Sunday of 2017 when there is no real hockey taking place somewhere within the Chicago Blackhawks organization. 

I really thought last offseason was never ending with the opening round loss to the St. Louis Blues, but this summer has been even worse and seems like way longer than years past. I’m not sure if it’s the fact that the Chicago Blackhawks got swept in the opening round after being the top seed in the West or if it’s the fact that they were eliminated in mid April or if it’s a combo of these things but this summer has been the longest ever.

Of course, there have been things to be excited about like the return of Brandon Saad and Patrick Sharp, but I think it’s the fact that the baseball until recently wasn’t as good as last summer and there wasn’t the angst of can the Cubs break the 108 year curse with such a great team that made the summer fly by much quicker.

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Anyways, next Sunday we will be talking about the Chicago Blackhawks rookies playing in Traverse City tournament, and then after that we will have training camp so this is the last Sunday on the calendar without hockey on the ice to talk about.  It’s such a nice feeling isn’t it? The light at the end of the long 2017 summer tunnel is finally showing!

Just one Labor day weekend to get through and we will be there. Stay safe this weekend, and here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning!

Looking back to when Ray Emery stole a win in Calgary (Second City)

The Chicago Blackhawks are putting resources into developing European prospect (Athletic)

Are the Hawks really having to count on a bounce back season by Sharp (FanRag)

How a hockey writer in Toronto’s grandfather almost made the Hawks during World War II (Mirtle)

Roger Federer gave out some advice to the NHL #1 draft pick this summer (Post Game)

Ryan Malone is attempting a comeback with the Wild (Twin Cities)

What to watch for in Dallas this September (Blackout Dallas)

Jets new Dman wants to forget tough season with Buffalo (Winnipeg Free Press)

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