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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Christmas Card Tradition

By Keith Schultz
Lewiston /Idaho /USA_ 26 December 2015 _ Christmas cards and other item done dollar ptice at dollar tree store (Photo by Francis Joseph Dean/Deanpictures) (Photo by Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images)
Lewiston /Idaho /USA_ 26 December 2015 _ Christmas cards and other item done dollar ptice at dollar tree store (Photo by Francis Joseph Dean/Deanpictures) (Photo by Francis Dean/Corbis via Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! Christmas is less than a week away which is pretty amazing since it feels like I was just eating Thanksgiving turkey.  There are a lot of traditions people have, but one that seems to be going away is the Christmas Card. 

Growing up back in the day, my mother and grandmother would get so excited to get Christmas cards from family members that lived out of town as well as friends that had moved away.

I mean there was always the saying, be nice or I will take you off my Christmas card list.  When I moved into my first house as an adult there were still tons of Christmas cards coming to the house, and it was the time when people started sending the family letter which was all about what great things their family had done in the past year.

Recently, cards turned more into pictures of the family and if you were like us it was more of the kids in the pictures.

As I opened my mailbox last night after work, I was a bit surprised that I had received just my fourth Christmas card of the season.  I guess with Facebook and Twitter and smartphones we don’t need the Christmas card to communicate like we used to, but again it’s another tradition that seems to be going by the wayside.

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The Chicago Blackhawks a couple weeks ago had looked like a team that was losing it’s tradition of winning on a regular basis.

Luckily for Blackhawks fans, a 3 game homestand against 3 of the worst teams in the NHL gave them that winning feeling once again that they have carried over into games against Divisional foes.

The Christmas card still barely survives, but I hope the Blackhawks winning continues for much longer!

Here are some morning links to start your Tuesday morning! 

What did the Captain Jonathan Toews have to say about the current Chicago Blackhawks winning streak (Blackhawks)

Could Patrick Sharp really be benched for Thursday’s game? (Tribune)

Ville Pokka was sent back to Rockford on Monday (Committed Indians)

Patrick Kane was named #1 star in the NHL for last weeks play (CBS Chicago)

Jeremy Roenick says that Kane will go down as the greatest Chicago Blackhawk (CSN)

Ranking the best rookies around the NHL this season (Bleacher Report)

Montreal Canadiens Shea Weber will be out indefinitely (Sportsnet)

Stuck at customs is a funny line about the Blues play (St Louis Gametime)

The Wild have no answers for Patrick Kane (Pioneer Press)

Next: Corey Crawford Is Essential for the Chicago Blackhawks

What fans owe the Ottawa Senators (Puck Daddy)

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