Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- It’s Time To Buckle Down Blackhawks

VANCOUVER, BC - FEBRUARY 2: Duncan Keith /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The team is now in must win mode and the good thing is they will be able to put up or shut up this week.

It’s time for the tinkering to stop from Coach Joel Quenneville and the pre game interviews about one game at a time, and it’s that time of year for the Chicago Blackhawks to buckle down and go on a long winning streak.

They have the right schedule this week to make some moves with three Western Conference teams visiting the United Center with two of them Central Division teams. The Chicago Blackhawks get visits from Calgary, Dallas and Minnesota this week so it would be real nice to have a 3-0 week when they need it the most.

It’s not like they aren’t getting leads in games either. They led in both games they ended up losing this past week which is the most frustrating thing this season. In years past a third period lead was basically a win, but this year’s group is learning everything the hard way.

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This will either be a very long summer or the team will finally hit their stride and go on a winning streak.  It will be a dangerous team in the playoffs if they play the last 30 games in “playoff mode’ that’s for sure.

Now will they buckle down or just start practicing their golf swings?

Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend! 

What did Joel Quenneville have to say after the Chicago Blackhawks lost another game on Saturday night (Blackhawks)

Nick Schmaltz is stepping up when the Chicago Blackhawks need him the most that’s for sure (Sun-Times)

Lance Bouma was not liking his view of the Chicago Blackhawks from the pressbox (Tribune)

What really happened on the way to an overtime loss in Calgary (Faxes from Uncle Dale)

Filip Forsberg will be missing three games because of a suspension (Fan Rag)

The NHL Player Safety Board is full of inconsistencies every year (Predlines)

The GM’s must update what the replay rules are and very soon (Bleedin Blue)

School was in session when the Bruins taught the Maples Leafs (TSN)

The story of one man’s journey to the Olympics this year (Sporting News)

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Who’s in the lead for the Calder trophy (NHL)