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Blackhawks vs. Rangers final score: Chicago drops another preseason game, 4-1 – Yahoo Sports

Louis Blues skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on April 6, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blues 4-2. Louis Blues and forward Jaden Schwartz agreed to a two-year deal Saturday, according to the club. Schwartz, 22, had 25 goals and 56 points in 80 games for the Blues last season and he had yet to report to training camp. According to the Blues, hes expected to be on the ice on Monday. Saturday evening, Schwartz tweeted out excitment to get back on the ice. Very excited and honoured to be back in the blue note for at least a couple more years! Thanks for all the support #LGB Jaden Schwartz (@jschwartz_17) September 28, 2014 According to TSNs Bob McKenzie, the deal is reportedly worth $4.7 million. Jaden Schwartz’s new two-year contract with STL pays him $2M in 1st year, $2.7M in 2nd year for AAV of (yup, you guessed it) $2.35M. Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 27, 2014 The Blues drafted Schwartz with their first round pick, 14th overall, back in 2010. Last season was his first full season in the NHL. The announcement came Saturday afternoon prior to the Blues preseason game against the Dallas Stars in Kansas City. source:

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Jake Muzzin, Los Angeles (62.3 percent) 3. Patrice Bergeron, Boston (61.5 percent) Penguins: Jussi Jokinen (55.9 percent), Sidney Crosby (54.1 percent) Top teams in Fenwick For Percentage (FF%): 1. Los Angeles (56.1 percent) 2. Chicago (55.4 percent) 3. San Jose (54.6 percent) Penguins: 49.2 percent, 21st Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, 8:33p.m. Updated 34 minutes ago You might have heard this past offseason brought a flurry of change around the Penguins, from a new front-office structure to a new coach to plenty of fresh faces. But one of the less-talked-about moves was something that also has caught on around the rest of the NHL: the use of analytics. Front-office positions with several NHL clubs were created for those who possess an astute understanding of these afancy stats,a as some call them. aHockey is a dynamic game,a Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman said. aThere’s a lot of things that happen that maybe you can’t see just through watching. You can have a feeling that things are happening, but these new stats that are coming up are sort of pointing out, aIn case you missed it, this is what happened in the game.’ a In Pittsburgh, Jason Karmanos followed general manager Jim Rutherford from Carolina to become vice president of hockey operations and revamp the Penguins’ use of analytics. source:

Three players were assigned to Rockford and Cam Barker was released after last night’s preseason loss to New York. The Chicago Blackhawks made a number of moves after last night’s loss to the New York Rangers , trimming their active roster to 36 players entering the weekend. Forwards Matt Carey and Phillip Danault and defenseman Stephen Johns were assigned to the Rockford IceHogs, while defenseman Cam Barker was released. The team’s active roster now includes 21 forwards, 11 defensemen and four goaltenders with just a couple weeks before the beginning of the regular season. Like the moves that the Blackhawks made earlier on Friday, none of these are particularly surprising. Carey, Danault and Johns are some of the better young players in the organization, but they were all considered long shots to actually make the team out of training camp. More likely, these guys will get early reps with Rockford this year and potentially lend a hand down the road. As for Barker, his brief return to the Blackhawks went about as well as the first go-around. A big blow to Teuvo Teravainen during camp knocked the top prospect out of the first three preseason contests, and for the most part, that’s all people will remember from the former No. 3 overall pick’s second stint in Chicago. Teravainen is expected to make his preseason debut, along with Joakim Nordstrom and Kris Versteeg , on Sunday against Edmonton. More from source:

NHL Waiver Primer – Yahoo Sports

Rangers final score: Chicago drops another preseason game, 4-1 By Satchel Price 1 hour ago View photo . Two early goals and two late goals put the Hawks away in a 4-1 preseason loss to the Rangers on Friday. The Chicago Blackhawks started slow for the third straight preseason game and couldn’t rally from behind in a 4-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Friday night. Two goals in the first 11 minutes and another pair in the third period put away the second game of the preseason at the United Center. It took less than a minute before the Rangers scored the first goal of the game, with Oscar Lindberg getting a wrist shot past Corey Crawford just 50 seconds in. New York kept the pressure on from there, getting a second score by Anthony Duclair just before the 11th minute. The Blackhawks rallied in the second period to at least make things interesting, outshooting the Rangers, 14-8, and getting a goal in the process. Dennis Rasmussen’s score wouldn’t be enough, however, considering the way things went in the final 20 minutes. There was some solid play in the offensive zone at times, and even a couple quality saves by New York backup goalie Cedrick Desjardins , but unlucky bounces prevented any chance of this game being interesting. The first one, by J.T. Miller , came on a deflection, and the second was just a straight-up bizarre play as Marek Hrivik managed to flick a puck past Crawford while awkwardly fighting for possession near the net. So the Hawks fall to 1-2 in the preseason after back-to-back losses, not that anyone is particularly caught up with this. source:

Blackhawks cut roster to 36 players with late-night moves – Yahoo Sports

If he plays in 10 games or is on the roster for 30 days, he will have to clear waivers again before being assigned. Waiver Claim Order Waiver claims are made directly to the league and aren’t shared between teams, so you can have multiple teams putting in a claim on a single guy. If that’s the case, then the league awards the team with the worst record (based on percentage of possible points earned and tiebroken first using lowest winning percentage using only regulation or overtime wins, then head-to-head record, and finally with goal differential). As of right now, and up until November 1st, the waiver claim order is set by the end-of-year standings from last season. Here’s the full list. Claim Order Boston Bruins Unlike draft order, a team doesn’t hurt its waiver claim status by doing deeper in the playoffs, which is why the Kings get claims on people before four first-round flameouts. The reason they keep the November 1st date is because it would be terribly unfair to see a powerhouse team get first waiver dibs on players simply because they had a rough run in their first 8 games or so. For more quirks of the waiver process, I wrote a full piece on CBA Article 13 last year, which had a full breakdown of all the other minor rules surrounding the waiver process.Can can read it here. Red Wings Waiver-Eligible Players Here’s the list of Detroit players who would have to clear waivers in order to be assigned to Grand Rapids before the start of the season who were either not roster regulars last year or who have a decent chance of ending up on waivers regardless: Danny Cleary Andy Miele Andrej Nestrasil The chances for each vary wildly from not-terribly likely (Cleary) to almost-certain (Nestrasil). Roster-wise, the Wings have one player who is still waiver exempt with a very good chance at making the team and that is Tomas Jurco, who will reach waiver eligibility next season no matter how many games he plays in this one. Stay tuned, we’re going to see a ton of names go on waivers over the next two weeks. Most of them will clear without issue. source:

Brad Richards: Blackhawks center looking like good fit early – Yahoo Sports

Brad Richards made his much-anticipated game debut with the Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday night, as the Hawks knocked off the Detroit Red Wings in an overtime tilt at a packed United Center. The usual suspects got the Blackhawks on the stat sheet, with goals from Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews , but there was a heavy focus on the new guy, in Brad Richards. The Hawks went out and signed Richards to a one-year, $2 million deal in the offseason, fresh off of his buyout from the New York Rangers . Seeking a rebound, the Blackhawks would appear to be an ideal situation for the veteran center. He gets to play between a pair of dynamic forwards, in Kane and Brandon Saad , while taking on a lower pressure role with a contending team. By lower pressure, one can just look at the fact that not much has come out of that second line center spot in recent years, with Patrick Kane somehow continuing to produce even with the speed equivalent of an anvil in the middle of that unit last year, in Michal Handzus . With an actual capable player in the middle, even with his best days behind him, many expect big things from the early trio of Saad, Richards, and Kane. The early reviews, to this point, look good. The three demonstrated good chemistry in training camp, with both Saad and Richards setting up Patrick Kane for scores during scrimmages early in camp. Richards then took home a primary assist on the Patrick Kane goal on Tuesday night, which he scored via breakaway. Richards took a no-look pass from Duncan Keith and simply moved it up to Kane in stride, and the rest is history. Kane was the star on Tuesday, and while Richards wasn’t dominant, he didn’t look out of place, as so many have as that second line pivot. source:


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