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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Wake Me Up After Next Three

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CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: Alex DeBrincat
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 12: Alex DeBrincat /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks did everything they could do not to win 3 straight games at the United Center this past week against three of the worst teams in the NHL.  The Chicago Blackhawks now face their next three games against Divisional opponents which will really show us where this team really is right now. 

If you look at the NHL standings, the Hawks are in a 4 way tie for the last two playoff spots in the Western Conference so having a 3 game winning streak really helped them in the standings.  The thing is their next three games will really tell us which direction the Hawks are trending in.

If you have been watching the past three games this may be your sentiment as well.

My argument to this is that finding your game as a team sometimes doesn’t look pretty, but building confidence comes by winning tough hard fought games no matter who the competition is on any given night.

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The NHL is getting closer and closer to NFL parity that playing the best team in the league to the worst team in the league there is very little separation.  Each team may not have Sidney Crosby or Connor McDavid, but they have talent coming over the boards so a win is a win in my book, and we can evaluate the Hawks in 3 more games in my opinion.

Are you excited about the winning streak?

Here are some morning links to start your Victory Wednesday! 

Watch and listen to what Joel Quenneville had to say about the Hawks win (Blackhawks)

Patrick Kane scored the game winner in overtime to give the Hawks the win (Tribune)

No matter what you thought, 2 points is 2 points (Daily Herald)

Showtime never gets old does it (CSN)

Which surging players around the NHL should be able to stay hot (Bleacher Report)

What does the trade market look like around the NHL (Fan Rag)

Could the Winnipeg Jets possibly be the best team in Canada this season (Sportsnet)

The Blues put Alex Pietrangelo on IR with lower body injury (Dispatch)

Next: This Weeks NHL Power Rankings

John Tortorella never has time to talk after a loss (Pro Hockey talk)

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