Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Not Good Enough In Calgary

CALGARY, AB - FEBRUARY 3: Jeff Glass /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks didn’t do enough and only left Western Canada with one point out of a possible 4 which will not get you anywhere in the standings. 

The Chicago Blackhawks had leads of 2-0 in the 2nd period and 3-2 heading into the third period, and yet they left Calgary with only 1 point after losing in overtime.

It’s not the kids that aren’t producing! The last 13 goals have been by Blackhawks 23 or younger so don’t think this season is to be blamed on them.

Blame this on the veterans on this team.  Starting with the Captain Jonathan Toews who hasn’t scored in 10 games. He says all the right things before games, but he’s just not as effective of a player that he was 2,3, or 4 years ago.  He’s hoisted the Stanley Cup 3 times, but it’s looking more and more unlikely that the Blackhawks will even get a spot in the playoff chase this season.

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The other guy that really is disappointing is Brandon Saad.  I was really excited to get him back to Chicago, but like everyone else that returns it’s just not the same.  I don’t know what is wrong with his game, but man he’s just not the same player that he was when he left here in 2015.

Getting a road point used to be acceptable and on most nights it is, but the Blackhawks need to start picking up 2 points with their opponent getting zero so they can start leap frogging Western Conference Teams in the standings or this will really be a very long offseason.

Here are some morning links to start your Sunday morning!

Take a look back at Anthony Duclair‘s breakaway goal (Blackhawks)

At least Corey Crawford has made his way back on to the ice (Second City)

Ed Olczyk is confident he’s going to beat cancer (CBS Chicago)

The art of taping a stick with Adam Burish (CSN)

Marian Hossa‘s absence looms large for the Chicago Blackhawks this season (Sun-Times)

At least the Stars smashed the Wild (Blackout Dallas)

The Winnipeg Jets grinded down the Avalanche (Free Press)

The Boston Bruins give the Toronto Maple Leafs a big wake up call (Sportsnet)

Is the Stanley Cup a real possibility for the Vegas Golden Knights (SI)

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