5 Players The Chicago Blackhawks Would Make Available In An Nhl Expansion Draft | Bleacher Report

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Bowman could be forced to move Oduya prior to an expansion draft. However, if the Blackhawks don’t take that step, he will not be covered when they have to submit their protected list to the NHL. Email 2013-14 stats:25 games, 2.71 GAA, .897 save percentage Why he’s available:Since the Blackhawks can only protect one goalie, it seems obvious they will protect Corey Crawford and make Antti Raanta available. After all, Crawford was one of the keys to the Blackhawks’ 2013 Stanley Cup, while Raanta is merely the team’s No. 2 goalie. But here’s the issue. While Crawford has an excellent mental makeup and may bounce back from bad games better than any other goalie in the league, he is not the most consistent goaltender. He regularly gives up one stoppable goal per game, and if the Blackhawks weren’t such a high-scoring team, his play might be problematic. Crawford earns $6 million per season and is under contract through 2019-20. Raanta earns $750,000, but his contract ends after 2015-16. source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2202874-5-players-the-chicago-blackhawks-would-make-available-in-an-nhl-expansion-draft

Daily Digest: Colorado roads get bad marks, plus 9 more stories – The Denver Post

Avalanche veterans reported to the Pepsi Center on Thursday for medicals and physicals. The first day of training camp is Friday.

36 west of Lyons, September 08, 2014. CDOT has repaired much of the road way, but the state has more work to be done on the recovery after the 2013 floods. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post) (THE DENVER POST | RJ Sangosti) Denver police are conducting a death investigation after the bodies of a man and woman were found Thursday in the detatched section of a home on the 5000 block of Lincoln Street. 6. DENVER CONCEDES LIABILITY In an unusual move for a government entity presumed immune from civil liability, city of Denver defense attorneys have stipulated that the city is liable for the actions of five deputies accused of causing the 2010 death of jail inmate Marvin Booker. 7. GREENHOUSE GASES HIT RECORD Colorado environmentalists rode climate trains filled with ralliers from other states toward the U.N. Climate Change Summit, urging faster action to cut emissions of heat-trapping greenhouse gases . They’re targeting coal-fired power plants, which are major sources. 8. SCOTS REJECT INDEPENDENCE IN HISTORIC VOTE The decision prevented a break up of a 307-year union with England , bringing relief to the British political establishment, after a historic referendum that shook the country to its core. source: http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_26566287/daily-digest-colorado-roads-get-bad-marks-plus?source=rss

Youre proud of the group and what were able to accomplish, said goalie Jonathan Quick, who practiced with a surgically repaired wrist that isnt completely ready for the season. Obviously, its a new year, so we want to defend what we worked so hard to get last year. It starts today. With incredible tenacity and playoff resilience, Los Angeles has accomplished remarkable feats in the past three years. And with two Stanley Cup rings already on most players fingers, the Kings are left chasing some pretty remarkable goals. The NHL hasnt had a repeat champion since the Detroit Red Wings won two straight Cups in 1997 and 1998. No team has won three titles in four seasons since the Edmonton Oilers pulled off the feat from 1987-90, winning before and after Wayne Gretzkys 1988 departure for Los Angeles. Its probably because its the toughest trophy to win, said Kings coach Darryl Sutter, who spent three decades in the NHL as a player, coach and executive before touching the Stanley Cup for the first time in 2012. So to do it back-to-back, especially in the salary cap (era) in a parity league I mean, if wed have lost Game 7 to Chicago in the (Western) Conference finals, then we wouldnt be talking about it. It tells you how close it is. Indeed, the Kings won the West in Game 7 on an overtime goal that took a crazy bounce off Blackhawks defenseman Nick Leddys upper body. Without that fortunate break, Los Angeles might have been headed home while Chicago played for its second title in three years. The Blackhawks are still loaded with talent, and the NHLs balance of power again seems tilted toward the West teams. Nearly every West contender has made significant personnel additions for another run at the champions, but the Kings have worn a target for the past two seasons, and theyre confident they can handle it. source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/09/19/reigning-champs-la-kings-begin-quest-of-3rd-nhl-title-in-4-seasons/

NHL moves ‘24/7’ franchise to EPIX for two outdoor game series: Report | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

“He’s got a lot of attributes that indicate he’s going to be a really good player at our level. Like Stan said, we’ll see how it plays itself out during camp, and he’ll make the decision for us when is exactly the right time to start playing on a regular basis in our league. He’s a high-end guy. He’s got all of the attributes you look for in a player.” Oduya, Versteeg ready: Bowman confirmed that defenseman Johnny Oduya is healthy and ready to start camp. Oduya broke a bone in his foot in the third period of Game 7 of the Western Conference Final against the Los Angeles Kings. He took the summer to heal, and no surgery was necessary. Bowman also said forward Kris Versteeg is looking forward to getting back on the ice after a full summer of training. Last summer, while still with the Florida Panthers, Versteeg spent most of the off-season rehabbing from knee surgery. “He feels much better than a year ago and he looks great, as well,” Bowman said. Barker’s back: Defenseman Cam Barker will start camp with the Hawks on an invitational basis. Barker, 28, played last season in the KHL and hopes to revive his NHL career. source: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20140918/sports/140918116

Teravainen looking to earn a roster spot with Hawks – DailyHerald.com

More offence out of the back end would also come in handy. Oshawa didn’t have a player in the top 40 of defenceman scoring last season, which seems like a vacancy that Vande Sompel might be ready to plug. 3. Is it fair to put a question mark next to the goaltending? Everything should be earned I read that on a T-shirt once not given, so new 19-year-old starting goalie Ken Appleby and his backup, Brodeur, have something to prove. Appleby, listed at 6-foot-4, began to settle in over the second half of last season. He also had development opportunities with both Arizona and the Chicago Blackhawks , so there is that. Brodeur, who turns 18 in late October, is new to the league. The departed Daniel Altshuller (2.56 average, .917 save pct. across 52 games) always seemed to left out of conversations about the league’s best cord cottagers. Appleby/Brodeur will be out to keep Gens fans from revisiting the old ‘you don’t know what you got till it’s gone’ saw. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/jrhockey-buzzing-the-net/oshawa-generals-seek-east-repeat–ohl-burning-questions-012050182.html

Reigning Champs LA Kings Begin Quest Of 3rd NHL Title In 4 Seasons « CBS Los Angeles

We imagine the relationship with HBO wasnt exactly sunshine and unicorns going forward.) 3. Gary likes to be loved. As much as there was prestige in the NHL partnering with HBO, this move to EPIX is completely in keeping with Gary Bettmans history of partnering with fledgling networks that hand-hold the NHL instead of major networks with other priorities. This is a pay cable version of choosing Outdoor Life Network over ESPN. And thats of course why EPIX is willing to ante up for the NHL. Burnside writes that EPIX is available to 50 million subscribers. Its still fighting for carriage deals AT&T U-verse recently added it and having a property like the NHL is important. Hockey fans are activists. If we want to see EPIX Twenty-Faux/Seven and dont get the network, then were going to (announcer voice) call our local cable provider and ask for it. [ Yahoo Sports Fantasy Hockey: It’s time to join a league today! source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/nhl-moves–24-7–franchise-to-epix-for-two-outdoor-game-series–report-160028230.html

 

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