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CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks gives instructions to his team against the Nashville Predators at the United Center on October 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 27: Head coach Joel Quenneville of the Chicago Blackhawks gives instructions to his team against the Nashville Predators at the United Center on October 27, 2017 in Chicago, Illinois. The Predators defeated the Blackhawks 2-1. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks we watched in April showed up at the United Center on Friday night as they lost to the Nashville Predators 2-1.  Tonight they are in Denver to take on the Avalanche in another Central Division showdown. 

So the big line changes didn’t equal to any more offense so the mad scientist Joel Quenneville will have to go back to the drawing board once again for tonight’s game. The good thing is they are playing a Colorado Avalanche team that gave up 7 goals in a 7-0 wipeout to the Vegas Golden Knights last night.

The one player that looked totally out of place in my opinion was Richard Panik.  He didn’t look comfortable at all playing with Patrick Kane and Nick Schmaltz, and Coach Q must have felt the same way since he put John Hayden with those two in the third period.  It takes a special skill set (not quoting Taken even though i did watch it last week sometime) to play with Kane, so finding that player really is key for Q to jump start the offense.

The thing I like about Hayden so far this season is that no matter what line Q has put him on, he’s played hard, forechecked like a man possessed and has created chances.  He was on the doorstep last night trying to bang in a nice pass from Schmaltz in the third period, but Pekka Rinne got the best of him last night.

The Hawks need to get this offense jump started so let’s hope a trip to Colorado will do the trick tonight.

Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend! 

Listen to what Joel Quenneville had to say after the Chicago Blackhawks 2-1 loss (Blackhawks)

Since last April the Hawks haven’t been able to solve Pekka Rinne (On The Forecheck)

The Hawks just can’t find a way to score goals lately (Faxes From Uncle Dale)

A look around at the Chicago Blackhawks who are playing in college this season (Committed Indians)

New lines same results for the Chicago Blackhawks (CSN)

Joe Thornton cracks the Top 20 in All-Time points lists (Bleacher Report)

Guess who’s coming to town tonight (Mile High Sticking)

The Dallas Stars are still showing a lot of good things in recent play (Blackout Dallas)

Next: 5 Thoughts On Blackhawks 2-1 Loss To Nashville

So Ryan Reaves is a prankster and he scared the ______ out of Phil Kessel (Pro Hockey Talk)

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