Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- Tanking Isn’t Fun For Everyone

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 19: Anton Forsberg
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 19: Anton Forsberg /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! This season has really hit every emotion I have when watching the team.  One thing I never had any intention on reading this season is to tank for the NHL draft. 

I’m like most every Chicago Blackhawks fan that wants to watch the team win everytime it hits the ice even after a 8 game losing streak.  So after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Washington Capitals 7-1 the other night I was ready to watch the Hawks go on a long winning streak.

Then Monday night happened and the team came out with no momentum or jump at all, and I think the only person more frustrated watching the Blackhawks more than me has to be Joel Quenneville.

The Chicago Blackhawks really have been disappointing this season, but they have also had the ability to tease us too like the 10-1 opening night win and the 7-1 win the other night against the Capitals. It just shows they had the talent all season long, but not the will to bring it every night.

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The question moving forward is will this be the end or just a blip on the radar? That I guess is why everyone is asking for the team to tank this one season to get a high draft pick.

Here are some morning links to start your Hump Day!

What did Coach Q have to say after practice today (Blackhawks)

Anthony Duclair says there is a lot more racism then you think around the NHL (Tribune)

The Chicago Blackhawks tell a cautionary tale to the Pittsburgh Penguins (Gazette)

Joel Quenneville isn’t interested in playing spoiler down the home stretch (Tribune)

Devante Smith-Pelly says something needs to change about racism in the NHL (Bleacher Report)

Petr Mrazek says he’s happy to be traded to the Flyers (NHL)

Does anyone know what the Blues GM is thinking at the trade deadline (Bleedin Blue)

Will the Ottawa Senators really trade Erik Karlsson (TSN)

Seattle’s expansion ticket drive starts March 1 (Pro Hockey Talk)

Next: The Danger in the Kempny Trade

The King’s struggles are the Rangers struggles (Puck Daddy)