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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks offense is now looking pretty sad after what one could say was fool’s gold in the first couple of games. 

There is one thing I like during the regular season and that is goals being scored, and lots of hits with a bunch of possession.  When the Chicago Blackhawks offense opened up the season with 10 goals and then 5 goals it was pretty exciting.  Then things just starting going south starting with the injury to Nick Schmaltz.

The thing is Schmaltz has been back in the lineup, and though he’s shown flashes of those first two games, his line really hasn’t been that dynamic since his return.  It’s weird to see all the comments about where has Patrick Kane gone on Twitter during games lately.

The player that really isn’t scoring though is Brandon Saad who looked like superman coming out of the blocks to start the season with a hat trick, but has only scored 3 more times since opening night.

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We could go down the roster of the current Chicago Blackhawks and say how disappointed we are with their scoring, but there are two things that they aren’t doing.  The biggest thing is getting in front of the net.  Andrew Shaw was right there when the Canadiens scored on Sunday night, but the Hawks struggle to get bodies in front.

The other thing they need to work on is getting those greasy goals.  Too often they try for the SportsCenter Highlight goal instead of just getting pucks on the net and going to work to get rebounds.

They have plenty of time to rest and practice before they play on Thursday night, and in the meantime here are some morning links to start your Tuesday morning!

You can listen to an entire segment of Joel Quenneville on WGN radio this morning (Blackhawks)

Corey Crawford had a great scoreless streak end on Sunday night (Chelsea Blogger)

The Chicago Blackhawks true identity is yet to be revealed (Sun-Times)

The Hawks record is 7-6-2 which does smell like average (The-Rink)

Does the NHL Game suffer from not continually evolving? (FanRag)

Nashville Predators GM has done nothing but made bold moves lately (NHL)

Evaluating whether or not the Avs Got enough for Matt Duchene (Mile High Sticking)

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