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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

By Keith Schultz
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 13: Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) looks on during the first period of a regular season NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on January 13, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by: Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 13: Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) looks on during the first period of a regular season NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and the Vegas Golden Knights at T-Mobile Arena on January 13, 2018, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by: Marc Sanchez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks are in must win territory tonight when they begin another desert road trip. 

Both my two youngest kids really liked the Hunger Games books and movies so I’ve read them and watched them just doing my due diligence as a parent so I’m very familiar with may the odds be ever in your favor quote.

Well, get used to hearing about the Chicago Blackhawks odds the rest of the way this season, and we are not just talking about their odds to make the playoffs which are around 3 percent as of last check.

Nope, with the Chicago Blackhawks still owning the rights to their own first round draft pick, the odds everyone will soon be talking about will be their odds to have the first pick in the NHL draft which is around 8 percent I believe if the season ended right now.

It’s hard to believe that we are actually talking about the lottery instead of the Stanley Cup, it was 2 and a half seasons ago that the Hawks won the 2015 Stanley Cup and were pronounced a dynasty by the commissioner.  Sadly now their streak of 9 straight seasons making the playoffs looks very grim so the talk will likely be shifting to lottery sooner than later.

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Of course, the Hawks have been known to go on a hot streak, but if they are going to go on one they need to start tonight in the desert against the Coyotes.  No more losing streaks allowed if they want to sneak in the playoffs.

Here are some morning links to start your day! 

Powerplay struggles are more glaring than ever for the Chicago Blackhawks this season (Sun-Times)

The numbers just aren’t adding up for the Blackhawks leaders (Tribune)

Is it light’s out for Ville Pokka in Rockford (Faxes From Uncle Dale)

Look who’s joining the Chicago Blackhawks on the road trip but isn’t playing (Madhouse Enforcer)

Ex-NHL player Dave Williams arrested and charged (Bleacher Report)

The playoff races are starting to heat up even without the Blackhawks (Fan Rag)

It was all Devan Dubnyk and Charlie Coyle against the Hawks (Hockey Wilderness)

Looking at what the Avs should do at the trade deadline (Mile High Sticking)

Jack Eichel is out indefinitely with an injury (Puck Prose)

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