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CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 21: Jonathan Toews
CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 21: Jonathan Toews /

Good morning Chicago Blackhawks fans! The Chicago Blackhawks travel to Brooklyn tonight to faceoff against the New York Islanders with the sad fate of knowing they are missing the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time in a decade. 

After the Chicago Blackhawks won the 2015 Stanley Cup Championship, I looked at and proclaimed that the core of the Chicago Blackhawks would easily sit a top of every Chicago Blackhawks playoff record there was by the end of their careers.

It’s now 3 years later and with consecutive first round exits and a total miss of the playoffs this year, the core still hasn’t reached the summit in the annals of the Chicago Blackhawks playoff records.

Stan Mikita still sits a top of most of the Blackhawks records including playoff games played (155) and points scored (150) while Bobby Hull still is 12 goals scored more than Patrick Kane with 62.

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I really thought by now we would be talking and celebrating how Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane not only had way more Stanley Cups than Mikita and Hull and Denis Savard, but they were at the top of the playoff records in franchise history.

It’s sad how things just don’t go your way sometimes! The good news is the fact that Toews/Kane are just turning 30 so there is still plenty of time on their side if they decide to get control of the locker room and come back focused for the 2018-2019  season, and bring back their old buddy Corey Crawford would be quite nice!

Here are some morning links to kick off your weekend! 

Here is a quick look around the Frozen Four for the Chicago Blackhawks prospects that will be in action (Blackhawks)

Missing Corey Crawford looms large over this season of disappointment (Sun-Times)

The best news of this season is that Ed Olczyk is cancer free (Committed Indians)

Vegas Golden Knights are the first to 100 points in first season (NHL)

Patrik Laine could miss up to two weeks with a foot injury (Sportsnet)

Is Joel Quenneville on the hot seat for this terrible season (Pro Hockey Talk)

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