Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links: Final Week Of The Season

DENVER, CO - MARCH 30: Goaltender Collin Delia
DENVER, CO - MARCH 30: Goaltender Collin Delia /

With the Chicago Blackhawks’ season concluding this week, the focus continues to be on development

Good morning, Chicago Blackhawks fans.  We hope everybody had a good holiday weekend despite another tough Blackhawks loss and the elimination of the Loyola Ramblers from the NCAA tournament.  The Ramblers had a great season and really gave a jolt to the City of Chicago that desperately needed it.  Porter Moser and his players making it all the way to the Final Four was an incredible feat and an inspiration.

As for the Blackhawks, they have three games remaining on the schedule including the final home game on Saturday versus the St. Louis Blues.  Fans have been used to these games at this point of the season being meaningless, but for much different reasons.  Many have been counting down the days until season’s end, but there are positive takeaways to these last few games.

So far, we have gotten looks at forward Dylan Sikura, defenseman Blake Hillman, and goaltender Collin Delia.  Each player had their moments and they all showed signs of good promise, although it’s tough to evaluate players on just a handful of games.  And at this point, everybody is looking forward to what offseason moves are upon us.

What I see going on is very clear in the eyes of Stan Bowman:  Continue to bring in competition and make players win jobs.  Training camp next season will be very crowded with a lot of guys trying to crack the lineup, and their efforts in these last few games of this season will be remembered.

Below are your Morning Links to start your day.

Have a great week and Go Hawks!

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Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links