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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- What An Opening Act!

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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Former Chicago Blackhawks player Brian Bickell, who signed a one day contract to retire as a member of the Blackhawks, skates the ice as he waves to the crowd and is greeted by the Chicago Blackhawks players ad staff before the season opening game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center on October 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 05: Former Chicago Blackhawks player Brian Bickell, who signed a one day contract to retire as a member of the Blackhawks, skates the ice as he waves to the crowd and is greeted by the Chicago Blackhawks players ad staff before the season opening game against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the United Center on October 5, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! If you missed last night, you sure missed the best opening night I’ve ever watched in my lifetime as the Hawks beat down the Pittsburgh Penguins 10-1. 

This was like a Christmas morning and you received so many great presents that you don’t know what was your favorite thing!

Well, I will try.  The passing of Patrick Kane to start it all off was fantastic! The feed to Ryan Hartman to start off the festivities was just an incredible pass that only a few can make while still getting the goalie to commit to the other side of his cage.  The spin-o-rama pass was pretty special too so it was great to see #88 adapting to his new linemates.

Having Brandon Saad back just made me happy anyways , and then you know he had a hat trick in his first preseason game which was cool, but to match that on opening night is pretty mind blowing.  Saad and Bobby Hull are the only two Chicago Blackhawks to ever have a hat trick on opening night!  With Saad in the lineup the Hawks just look bigger and faster than they did last season especially against the Predators.

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Of course, thankfully Nick Schmaltz is ok, because he was the straw that stirred the drink for the Blackhawks.  He just looks like his game is 10 times better than last season.  He looks faster and smoother and his pass to Richard Panik was perfect as well as Schmaltz’s back hand goal.

Too much fun last, but I like it!! Here are some morning links to start your Victory Friday!

Listen to Joel Quenneville talk after the Blackhawks win last night (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks show they are still a force with 10-1 win (Tribune)

Not sure what the bad and ugly were from last night’s game (Puckin Hostile)

Before the game the Blackhawks honored Bryan Bickell with One More Shift (Committed Indians)

Everything is old everything is new again (Faxes from Uncle Dale)

Let’ see if the early NHL speculation is Fact or Fiction (Bleacher Report)

The Detroit Red Wings defeat the Minnesota Wild in their new place (Twin Cities)

Is the Pekka Rinne era need to be over in Nashville (Predlines)

Not surprising but Steve Mason didn’t look good in his debut with the Jets (Winnipeg Free Press)

Next: Schmaltz and Kero Are Ok After Win

Alex Ovechkin sent his own message on Thursday night with a hat trick (Pro Hockey Talk)

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