Chicago Blackhawks Open Training Camp At Notre Dame | Fox Sports

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9 at Dallas. Veteran defenseman Duncan Keith , the Norris Trophy winner, said the team knows a move is coming. ”Sure, I think about it,” Keith said Thursday. ”But it’s not something that’s a topic of conversation every day amongst us players. We all kind of know the business and obviously, management has to make some decisions. Trades are always part of the game and part of the business.” The Blackhawks’ big splash in offseason free agency came in the signing of 34-year old center Brad Richards , a key component in the New York Rangers’ run to the Stanley Cup Finals last season. Coach Joel Quenneville said Richards, who was signed to a one-year, $2 million deal, will start camp alongside second line wingers Patrick Kane and Brandon Saad. The bigger news from the summer came a week after the Richards signing, when Chicago announced identical eight-year, $84 million contract extensions for stars Toews and Kane. FOX SPORTS DAILY SUBSCRIBE The Hawks also traded Brandon Bollig to Calgary for a draft pick, but the roster paring is not done. Emerging players could help facilitate a trade, and several rookies will try to emulate what Saad did last season when he forced his way into the lineup based on strong play. That will be tough this year, given what little latitude the team has with its packed roster, but one player who could make that happen is 20-year old top prospect Teuvo Teravainen. source: http://www.foxsports.com/nhl/story/chicago-blackhawks-open-training-camp-at-notre-dame-091814

Minnesota Wild’s Jason Zucker has one goal: making the team – TwinCities.com

We officially know the 52 guys who will be at training camp later on Thursday, including the surprise presence of Cam Barker . The Chicago Blackhawks officially released their complete roster for training camp at the University of Notre Dame on Thursday. A total of 52 players will be convening for the next few days in the run up to next week’s preseason opener, including former defenseman Cam Barker . In a somewhat unexpected move, Barker will be attending training camp with the team hoping to crack into Chicago’s deep d-man rotation. The 28-year-old spent the first few years of his career with the Hawks before being dealt to Minnesota as part of the deal that reeled in Nick Leddy . Barker has become something of a journeyman the past few years, however, and didn’t even play in the NHL last season. His last stint came with the Canucks in 2012-13, though he only appeared in 14 games. Here’s the complete roster, via the Chicago Tribune: Forwards Cody Bass , Bryan Bickell , Alex Broadhurst , Matt Carey , Phillip Danualt, Ryan Hartman , Marian Hossa , Patrick Kane , Marcus Kruger , Pierre-Cedric Labrie , Drew LeBlanc , Brandon Mashinter , Mark McNeill , Jeremy Morin , Joakim Nordstrom , Dennis Rasmussen , Peter Regin , Brad Richards , Garret Ross , Brandon Saad , Ryan Schnell, Patrick Sharp , Andrew Shaw , Ben Smith , Teuvo Teravainen , Jonathan Toews , Kris Versteeg . Defensemen source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/blackhawks-announce-52-players-invited-154333551.html

Puck Daddy’s NHL 2014-15 Emoji Preview: Minnesota Wild | Puck Daddy – Yahoo Sports

The deal, which expires in 2020, includes an annual cap hit of $3.8 million. Pretty good value for San Jose. (Sharks) **Looks like NHL 2K is coming back!!!!!!!! … unfortunately it’s only on mobile devices. Those hoping for a legitimate competitor to EA on the big platforms will have to keep waiting. ( Polygon ) **Minnesota is expected to be without goaltender Josh Harding for months. The team still has Niklas Backstrom and Darcy Kuemper , an unsigned RFA, but this probably isn’t how the Wild hoped to enter the season. (TSN) **The Senators may have offered a seven-year, $49 million contract to Bobby Ryan , but it remains to be seen whether he’ll stick with the team long-term. It’s possible Ryan is hoping to hit unrestricted free agency now that he’s made it this far. (Pro Hockey Talk) **The NHL may move forward with player-tracking chips at some point, but the Rangers are already ahead of the curve. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/news/morning-bag-skate-jersey-advertisements-110003167.html

2014-15 NHL season preview — Seven biggest offseason storylines – ESPN

So we decided to break down all 30 teams with the next best thing to words: Emojis!) Last Season In Emojis . Last Season, In Summary The Minnesota Wild finished at 43-27-12, good for the first wild card in the Western Conference. They played an epic first-round series against the Colorado Avalanche , with four overtime games including a Game 7 OT win at Colorado. Alas, the magic couldnt continue in Round 2, with the Chicago Blackhawks thwarting them in OT of Game 6. Last Seasons Definitive Highlight Is it in? YES! Off-Season Transactions The worst kept secret in hockey was finally revealed as Thomas Vanek signed a 3-year, $19.5-million free agent deal with Minnesota. The Wild also inked center Jordan Schroder, Justin Falk , Joel Rechlicz and Stu Bickel. Moving on from the Wild were Matt Moulson , Dany Heatley and Clayton Stoner , among others. View gallery . The Minnesota top six was a mix of steady veterans and young players finding their stride. Jason Pominville led the Wild with 30 goals and 60 points, including 23 goals at even strength. Zach Parise was second on the Wild with 29 goals, as he found solid chemistry with rookie Charlie Coyle (30 points in 70 games) and Mikko Koivu (54 points in 65 games). Mikael Granlund had a revelatory Sochi Games and 41 points in 63 games for Minnesota. source: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/puck-daddy-s-nhl-2014-15-emoji-preview–minnesota-wild-053308669.html

Blackhawks announce 52 players invited to training camp – Yahoo Sports

Eastern Conference Risers And Fallers Eastern Conference Risers And Fallers Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun, Katie Strang and Craig Custance look at the teams in the NHL’s Eastern Conference that improved in the offseason, and those that are starting to slide backward. Western Conference Risers And Fallers Western Conference Risers And Fallers Scott Burnside, Pierre LeBrun, Katie Strang and Craig Custance look at the teams in the NHL’s Western Conference that improved in the offseason, and those that are starting to slide backward. Tags: NHL , Dallas Stars , Vancouver Canucks , St. Louis Blues , Anaheim Ducks , Arizona Coyotes , San Jose Sharks , Winnipeg Jets , Colorado Avalanche Hear that creaking sound? That’s the welcome sound of rust being shaken off around the NHL. Sure, the vast majority of players have been working out for weeks, but we still like the image of a rebirth of sorts: the notion that when training camps began Thursday, it was be the equivalent of 30 bears emerging from a reverse summer hibernation, growling with hope that for each the future is enticing, like an unblemished sheet of ice. What’s to come? Heartbreak. Despair. Joy. Unexpected success and crushing disappointment. Isn’t that why we tune in, after all? source: http://espn.go.com/nhl/preview2014/story/_/id/11534914/2014-15-nhl-season-preview-seven-biggest-offseason-storylines

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The first day of Olympic break, Zucker underwent the first surgery of his life. By late March, Zucker still wasn’t able to return and underwent season-ending surgery, “to repair a tendon in his left quadriceps,” the team announced. “The toughest part was it wasn’t supposed to be very long,” Zucker said of the break after his first surgery. “It was supposed to be a couple weeks, and then I’d be back.” Zucker could only watch the playoffs. He rehabbed at Mayo Clinic and wasn’t able to don skates until the second week of July. The rehab and workouts, though, have made his leg stronger, he said. For a player who has long relied on speed, he believes he’s even faster. “My leg is stronger now than it was before, which is unbelievable to me,” Zucker said. “I don’t know how that’s possible, but after doing tests and talking to the doctor, it’s true.” But for the 2010 second-round draft pick to realize his potential, he must show Yeo enough to stick with the parent club from Day One. His best chance of doing so is by winning a spot on the team’s fourth line. A second-line spot is open, too, but Zucker would need to beat out Charlie Coyle and Nino Niederreiter for that role. source: http://www.twincities.com/wild/ci_26579220/minnesota-wilds-jason-zucker-has-one-goal-making?source=rss

 

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