Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Defensive Moves

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 06: Cody Franson
NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 06: Cody Franson /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks made a move yesterday that I think most had hoped for with the signing of Cody Franson to a PTO. 

The Chicago Blackhawks defense got a little better yesterday with this signing that many had pointed since free agency had begun and Franson hadn’t signed anywhere.

Granted, Franson has to make the Chicago Blackhawks team out of training camp or at least make the team after the first game has been played when the Hawks get a nice fat Marian Hossa LTIR slot.

Of course, Franson doesn’t need to suck to borrow the Chicago Cubs saying from a few years ago, but now we can start imagining the Blackhawks defensive pairing and who will Franson be playing with when the season kicks off.

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Will Connor Murphy be on the same pairing as Duncan Keith or will Franson be with him.  Will Brent Seabrook be with Gustav Forsling or Michal Kempny.  It will be very interesting to see how Joel Quenneville decides to deploy his defensive corps when the season kicks off.

The Chicago Blackhawks glaring weakness when you look at the roster without Niklas Hjalmarsson is their defense, and now it’s just a little bit better with the addition of Franson.

Here are some morning links to start your Friday morning! 

When and where will you be able to watch the Chicago Blackhawks this upcoming season (Blackhawks)

Michal Rozsival is still suffering from concussion type symptoms from the sucker punch (Second City)

Do you agree with these choices as top games to watch this coming season (CSN)

It’s almost time to head back to Notre Dame (Madhouse Enforcer)

What do you think of the Detroit Red Wings this season (Faxes from Uncle Dale)

NHL adds a 2 minute penalty with a failed offsides challenge (Sportsnet)

Do the Dallas Stars really have a shot at the Stanley Cup this season (Blackout Dallas)

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George Parros is the right choice for the Head of Player Safety (Puck Daddy)