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The Chicago Blackhawks Are Waiting On A Decision Regarding Marian Hossa

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The NHL has yet to rule if Marian Hossa is eligible for long-term injured reserve — and if the Blackhawks are eligible for the $5.275 million in salary-cap relief that comes with it. But an answer is expected soon.

‘‘Marian Hossa underwent an independent medical evaluation several days ago,’’ NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly wrote in an email to the Sun-Times. ‘‘We are waiting for the report. Once we have that, we should be in a position to determine his proper status.’’

Hossa announced in June that he will sit out the 2017-18 season because of a skin disorder and the side effects of the medication he had to take for it. The Hawks are expected to put Hossa on LTIR once the NHL season begins Oct. 4, possibly in time to use his cap space by their season opener Oct. 5.

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The China Games Are Complete

 

added 7:53am, Game highlights are below...

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Your 2018 All-Star Game Logo

NEW YORK (Sept. 22, 2017) – Tampa Bay Lightning fans were the first to catch a glimpse of the awaited logo for the upcoming 2018 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at tonight’s preseason game against the Nashville Predators. The League’s mid-season showcase will take place at AMALIE Arena on Saturday, January 27 and Sunday, January 28 and will include the NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ and the Honda NHL® All-Star Game, respectively.

 

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Video- Cabbie Presents NHL Players ‘Crossing The Line’

via the TSN YouTube page,

Tyler Seguin, Devante Smith-Pelly, Tom Wilson & Sam Gagner reveal how frequently and how far they cross "the line" on and off the ice. They demonstrate if they are "habitual line steppers" by stepping over a red line in the dressing room when it relates to interrupting a teammate's sleep, commenting on "off ice" performance, bad breath or sliding into an opponent's gf's DMs. As a show of trust, Seguin and Wilson hand over their phones and tweets are shared on their accounts by Luke Gadzic & Cabbie.

 

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Video- Retired Ref Paul Devorski Helps The Winnipeg Jets To Become More Disciplined

Not a bad idea at all.

 

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Afternoon Line- David Backes

“The guys that are great on faceoffs will still be great on faceoffs. It’s just a little bit of an adjustment. And they’ll probably, truthfully, learn to cheat on this one a little bit too. And Bergy will probably take 1200 draws this year and win 800 of them and he’ll be a Selke award winner. We’ll all have a hug, maybe after this next session, and life will go on.”

-David Backes of the Boston Bruins.  Backes is a member of the NHL’s competition committee and has more to say to Matt Dolloff of CBS Boston.

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Video- The Vancouver Canucks Travel In Style

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Hot Secondary Ticket Market In Vegas

from A.J. Perez of USA TODAY,

The NHL expansion Vegas Golden Knights have about double the ticket sales of the New York Rangers and Chicago Blackhawks, respectively, and the Golden Knights dominate the top 10 list of most in-demand games, according to statistics provided to USA TODAY Sports by StubHub.

“It’s somewhat of a surprise,” StubHub spokesperson Cameron Papp told USA TODAY Sports. “We expected them to be popular, but not No. 1 heading into the season. There was a bit of skepticism about the Golden Knights because of the market they are in, but so far so good. Clearly, by the numbers, there’s a lot of demand.”     

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Conference And Division Odds For The NHL Teams

via Bovada,

Conference Odds
2017-18 Eastern Conference Winner
Pittsburgh Penguins                              7/2
Tampa Bay Lightning                             5/1
Toronto Maple Leafs                             6/1
Washington Capitals                              13/2
New York Rangers                                 9/1
Columbus Blue Jackets                         12/1
Montreal Canadiens                               12/1
Boston Bruins                                       14/1

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A Yawner In China

from Nathan VanderKlippe of the Globe and Mail,

When the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings showed up at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai for a practice earlier this week, they found an ice sheet shrouded in fog, as cold air inside the arena mixed with the city's humid air to create a scene a few wry fans likened to a horror movie.

By Thursday night, the mist had been vanquished by 25 specially installed dehumidifiers. But as players lined up for the Chinese national anthem, the NHL's Shanghai problems weren't quite over. This time, they came from the stands, where several yawning sections of empty seats looked down on a 5-2 Kings win.

"Personally, I think the NHL blew it," said Phil Esposito, the hockey legend who has become a kind of unofficial ambassador for the game in China.

"You have got to promote. This game tonight – I looked in the papers," he said in an interview before play began. "There wasn't a goddamn word about it. Not one word."

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

From breaking news to in-depth stories around the league, KK Hockey is updated with fresh stories all day long and will bring you the latest news as quickly as possible.

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