Blackhawks Vs. Oilers Preview: Preseason Continues In Saskatoon – Yahoo Sports

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Loaded Blackhawks’ roster settled; ice time up for grabs | The Journal Gazette

The game has an early start time of 5 p.m. CT, and won’t be broadcast on television. Luckily, the team is offering up a live stream of the game online, so we’re not missing out like we did with the Detroit game earlier this week. When and where? The game starts at 5 p.m. CT from Credit Union Centre in Saskatoon. How to watch online: Just head over to this link right here and you should be good to go. It seems like everyone is distracted by the big Bears-Packers game this afternoon, but luckily there’s no overlap as that game starts at noon. While the preseason hasn’t exactly been a rousing success of never-ending fun for the Blackhawks so far, there are some reasons to tune in for Sunday’s game. The biggest, of course, is that several players will take the ice for the first time this season. Teuvo Teravainen , Joakim Nordstrom and Kris Versteeg are all expected to play against the Oilers after missing the first three games, and I think it’s fair to say that everyone is interested in seeing how these guys (mainly Teuvo) look. We still don’t know how the lineup is going shake out tonight, but it should look different with those guys in it. source:

Ovechkin, Capitals unveil Winter Classic uniforms – Chambersburg Public Opinion

28 after suffering a concussion. That’s one reason the Rangers’ brass wants Duclair to go through a healthy QMJHL season. The other is that the Remparts, as the host team for the Memorial Cup, have an automatic berth into junior hockey’s championship tournament and the Rangers want him to go through that experience. “Right now, we’re trying to get a good read on him,” coach Alain Vigneault said. “His [injury] at the end of last year, we feel it’s going to be beneficial for him to spend a little bit more time here with us, conditioning-wise and understanding what it is to be a pro athlete. “That being said, he’s like everyone else right now, he’s getting evaluated,” Vigneault added. “Depending on what he does, we’ll see what happens.” Duclair believes he’s improved dramatically from his first training camp with the Rangers. “I was only here for a week,” Duclair said. “I had a little bit of a tough time adjusting to the pace. This year, I’ve become more comfortable.” BRIEFS: Center Derek Stepan, sidelined four to six weeks after breaking his left fibula Wednesday, said he felt fortunate not to need surgery. source:

You look at our roster, most guys are in place, coach Joel Quenneville said. But there are still some things to be sorted out. As you go along, competition for quality ice time internally will be in place as well. We dont have our lines set in stone game in and game out. I guess well call that competition. As far as spots, well see how that plays out. After four days of testing, practice and scrimmages at Notre Dame, the competition for those final few roster spots shifted to the United Center on Monday night for the teams sold-out training camp festival. Fans began lining up to watch another intrasquad scrimmage hours before the scheduled start. It was the Blackhawks first public appearance at their longtime home since they were eliminated by the Kings on Alec Martinezs overtime goal in Game 7. Martinezs shot went off Chicago defenseman Nick Leddy and fluttered over goaltender Corey Crawford, a nightmare for the Blackhawks that ended their bid for a repeat title. You dont want to say its one situation. We got beat by a good team, Quenneville said. source:

Rangers giving prospect Anthony Duclair extended look – Hockey –

23, 2014, during an unveiling at Nationals Park in Washington. The Capitals will Play the Chicago Blackhawks in the game that will be played New Years Day. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) 3 WASHINGTON (AP) Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis’ lobbying for a Winter Classic in his NHL team’s home city began with an email sent to Commissioner Gary Bettman the moment the league’s first New Year’s Day game was played in 2008. “The first emails I see any morning, on any typical day, are from Ted on any of a variety of subjects but he has been both persistent and passionate in pursuit of this event,” Bettman said at Nationals Park on Tuesday, when the Capitals unveiled the uniforms they’ll wear when they host the Chicago Blackhawks on Jan. 1. “We’re thrilled to be fulfilling his wish.” On a sunny, start-of-autumn day with the temperature at about 70, Alex Ovechkin wore flip-flops and a borrowed pair of baseball pants, Nicklas Backstrom donned shorts, and Braden Holtby sported sunglasses while modeling the deep red jerseys with a blue “W,” three white stars and the word “Capitals” across the chest. Hockey nets and boards showing the outline of a rink were set up across the back of the dirt diamond and the shallow outfield grass at the baseball stadium where the NL East champion Nationals play their home games. So this is pretty cool to see,” said Mark Lerner, son of the Nationals’ principal owner and a part-owner of the Capitals, as he looked at the setup. “Every time I saw him, I said, ‘What about it?’ Ted and I were both on a mission since Jan. 1, 2008, that we wanted to have it in D.C.” Leonsis called landing the game “a big moment” for hockey in Washington. “Our city deserves it, so it feels good to finally know that we’re going to drop the puck New Year’s Day,” Leonsis said, “and I’m just hoping for snow.” He was asked how much snow. “Enough,” Leonsis replied. source:


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