Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- How Did We Get Here

Jonathan Toews (19), Brandon Saad (20)
Jonathan Toews (19), Brandon Saad (20) /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks took one on the chin last night which makes me think one thing is How Did We Get Here?

At the beginning of the NBCSN telecast last night, they talked about how 4 of the Top 100 players in NHL history would be on the ice during rivalry night. The thing is only one of them played like he belonged on that list, and he wasn’t wearing a Chicago Blackhawks jersey.

The biggest issue for me with the Blackhawks isn’t Richard Panik playing terribly or the new defensive pairings.  My biggest issue is that the three big stars for the Chicago Blackhawks aren’t playing like 3 big stars should be playing.

Sure you can blame some of it on Stan Bowman or Joel Quenneville, but when the rubber meets the road when you are getting paid the most money in the NHL, you should be playing like that instead of some average NHL player that needs a breakaway to score goals.

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The Hawks have been home for the 2nd round of the playoffs the last two seasons which has made for some very long summers, but if they don’t figure things out pretty quickly they will not be making the playoffs this season which is something that hasn’t happened since Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane were rookies.

Vinnie Hinostroza and any other player in Rockford isn’t going to fix the Blackhawks this season! They need Toews, Kane, and Keith to step up their games and start playing like Champions once again!

Here are some morning links to get your Thursday started! 

What did Joel Quenneville have to say about the return of Corey Crawford (Blackhawks)

First period meltdown leads to the Chicago Blackhawks 5th straight loss (Sun-Times)

Are the Chicago Blackhawks about to go over the falls (The Rink)

Will there be changes on the way after the Blackhawks loss (CSN)

Roberto Luongo will be out for an extended time (Bleacher Report)

Ryan Ellis will be back which will force the Preds to make some decision (Predlines)

Organization goalie depth proving to be a huge factor this season in the NHL (NHL)

Frederik Anderson is shutting down the door for the Maple Leafs (TSN)

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What’s up with the contract demands in the NHL (Puck Daddy)