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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Capital Hill

By Keith Schultz
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Senate Democrats hold photos of people who would lose their health coverage under the Senate Republicans healthcare bill, during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - JUNE 27: Senate Democrats hold photos of people who would lose their health coverage under the Senate Republicans healthcare bill, during a press conference at the U.S. Capitol on June 27, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks faceoff against the Washington Capitals tonight in the Nation’s Capital in a meeting between two teams that are far off last years pace. 

Last year, the Chicago Blackhawks and Washington Capitals were both the top two teams in their respective divisions.  This year, it’s a not so fast kind of situation.

The real stinker is the Chicago Blackhawks who are now a bottom feeder in the very competitive Central Division. In three games in four nights the Hawks picked up 2 out of possible 6 points which only makes you free fall in the division and conference.

The goalie position is the only one that fans can point to as a stable situation.  Corey Crawford has been great all year long, and Anton Forsberg was pretty good in his own right the past few times out.  Even Joel Quenneville said that Forsberg needs some more run support.

Not to beat the drum over and over and over again, but the Hawks need to shake up the roster, and the only player in the system that gives the team that kind of jolt would be Vinnie Hinostroza because he has disruptive speed.  He’s gone down to Rockford and played his butt off and he deserves to be playing a role on this Blackhawks team.

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We can point fingers to a lot of Chicago Blackhawks stars, but it’s time for them to look in the mirror and get to work starting tonight in D.C.!  Let’s hope the Hawks traditional hot streak starts tonight!

Here are some morning links to start your Gameday! 

What did Joel Quenneville have to say after practice where he really changed up the lines, hopefully just for fun (Blackhawks)

Current Blackhawks backup goalie Jean-Francois Berube is savoring another shot in the NHL (Tribune)

The Chicago Blackhawks are reportedly worth 1 billion dollars (Committed Indians)

Richard Panik is not trying to think about his recent struggles (Tribune)

The IOC bans Russia from the Winter Olympics for doping (Bleacher Report)

A look at game pace for the Nashville Predators during their hot streak (On the Forecheck)

Who is and Who is Not to Blame for the Blues current slump (Bleedin Blue)

Old Time Hockey skates are part of Carey Price‘s rebound (TSN)

Next: This Weeks NHL Power Rankings

The Greatest NHL Jersey Number Debate (SI)

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