Chicago Blackhawks Morning Links- RIP Arnie

Good Morning Chicago Blackhawks fan! Yesterday was a terrible day in sports starting with the terrible news of Jose Fernandez passing away after a tragic boating accident, and then late last night we found out that Arnold Palmer had passed away after a tremendous life.  

Yes, this is a Chicago Blackhawks blog and we will talk about them shortly, but this has to be one of the worst years I can ever remember in losing some of our great sports heroes.

We have lost the greatest of all-time in Muhammad Ali this season, and now we have lost the greatest golfing pioneer in sports history in Arnie Palmer.

The reason the Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth’s and Phil Mickelson’s were able to make so much money in the current era is because of Mr. Palmer, and probably the reason men in my Dad’s era  liked golf was because of Palmer and his army!

I don’t get to golf as much as I would like to, but I really enjoy getting out there and playing 18 holes, and the first person I remember watching was Arnold Palmer commercials and Jack Nicklaus at the 86 Masters.

I lived in the Orlando area for quite sometime as an adult always enjoyed going to Bay Hill and seeing Arnold Palmer’s place.  Golf is such a great sport, but would it have been such a big deal without Palmer’s contributions? I don’t think so.. So Thanks Arnie!!

The Chicago Blackhawks had a day off, but they will be back on the ice this week at training camp, and they signed Alexandre Fortin on Sunday who truly deserved a contract after his play all summer long.  Can’t wait to see the Hawks on back on the ice this week!

Here are some Chicago Blackhawks Morning links to kick off your work week! 

See what Brian Campbell had to say about his return to United Center ice in a Chicago Blackhawks uniform at the training camp festival (Blackhawks)

Marian Hossa and Team Europe reaches the World Cup Final against Team Canada (Second City)

Alexandre Fortin has played good all summer long and gets a three year deal (CSN)

Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand have dominated the World Cup of Hockey (Pro Hockey Talk)

Artemi Panarin is looking ahead not back after his rookie of the year season (Sun-Times)

Fresh faces are everywhere for the Nashville Predators at training camp this season (Predlines)

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