Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Late Night Horror Show

VANCOUVER, BC - DECEMBER 28: Thomas Vanek /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! If you stayed up last night like I did, you got to witness the horror that is the 2017-2018 Chicago Blackhawks. 

First off I just want to say how disappointed I am that as soon as the Chicago Blackhawks are down 2 goals I’m ready to turn off the TV because I know they aren’t coming back from that kind of deficit this season.

In years past it didn’t matter how many goals the Hawks trailed by, unless the final horn had sounded you felt like they had a chance to win.  This year any time they are trailing is a recipe for a loss.

Last night the Hawks came out and were skating pretty good had powerplay chances and still were trailing, but they tied it up at one before the first period ended.

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That’s when the horror movie started with the Canucks and Sam Gagner and Thomas Vanek putting on a show for the home crowd while the Chicago Blackhawks defence looked totally lost.

Anton Forsberg doesn’t need to be playing the puck much out of his net, because when he did it was a complete adventure.  Forsberg wasn’t the problem in my eyes it was the offense which again struggled to score.

If you ask me the real horror is the fact that Brandon Saad and Jonathan Toews just look like a checking line out there instead of a top line that puts pressure on the other team every shift.  The Hawks can’t win this year waiting for Patrick Kane to do his magic every night.

Here are some morning links to start your Friday morning.

What did Joel Quenneville have to say about the Chicago Blackhawks loss in Vancouver on Thursday night. (Blackhawks)

Chicago Blackhawks lose Artem Anisimov and their third straight game in Vancouver (Sun-Times)

Chicago Blackhawks first round draft pick was named player of the game at the World Juniors (Second City)

What’s going on Rockford this week? (The Rink)

New York Rangers Chris Kreider is out indefinitely with a blood clot in his arm (Bleacher Report)

The Wild like every other team are already talking playoffs (Twin Cities)

The Blues are als struggling to score as of late (Dispatch)

Mark Scheifele is out 6-8 weeks which is a big blow to the Jets (CBC)

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Auston Matthews scores his first goal in his home state of Arizona (Puck Daddy)