Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- So Close For Kane

TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Patrick Kane
TAMPA, FL - JANUARY 27: Patrick Kane /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The All-Star Skills night was last night, and Patrick Kane came pretty close to winning one of the events. 

In the era of athletes getting paid millions of dollars, the All-Star game in any sport really has become a really bad game in which no one is really giving it there all or even 50 percent.

The one thing that does get fans excited is watching the skills challenge the night before the game which is what took place last night.

It was kind of a bummer that Patrick Kane was only in one event, but that is fine and he finished second in it when he just missed getting through  the last obstacle by an inch.  It was still fun seeing the only Chicago Blackhawks all-star out there competing last night even if he didn’t take home the 20k.

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It was strange to me that the NBCSN telecast kept talking up the 20k for first place in every event.  Now if I could get 20k for winning an event that would be a pretty big deal like i’m sure it would be for most of you reading this. But for someone making millions, I hardly believe 20k is a reason to really want to win an event.

The All-Star game is tonight which the 3 on 3 format is fun, but you won’t see anyone going 100% like it was a real overtime.  Still enjoy All-star Sunday!

Here are some morning links to start your morning! 

What does Patrick Kane do to prepare for the All-Star weekend (Blackhawks)

The Chicago Blackhawks can look to the Penguins and Bruins as teams that retooled on the fly (Sun-Times)

The breaks continue for Anthony Duclair (Tribune)

Ed Olczyk is very confident he will beat cancer (CBS Chicago)

Strange how one game can give everyone optimism (Sun-times)

What did Joel Quenneville have to say about Alex DeBrincat after his second hat trick of the season (CSN)

Here are all the results and winners from the NHL skills competition (Bleacher Report)

How Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are stuck in misery (Fan Rag)

Who are the Top 25 Predators under the age of 25 (On THe Forecheck)

The Dallas Stars winning ways interrupted by the All-Star Break (Blackout Dallas)

McDavid steals the show with fastest skater win (TSN)

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Brian Boyle‘s wife pushed him to attend the All-Star Game (Puck Daddy)