Though Mike Babcock didn’t make it to training camp, the Columbus front office will survive through this season at least. Yesterday’s press conference with team president John Davidson and general manager Jarmo Kekalainen owned the mistake, but definitely puts them on a hot seat of sorts. The Blackhawks notebook reveals all the camp dates and preseason slate. For those that missed it, the standouts at the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase not named Connor Bedard should bring a level of excitement and hope to Blackhawks fans.
Blackhawks In Case You Missed It
- Camp starts this week and so too does the hope of a strong Blackhawks future
- The standouts from the Tom Kurvers Prospect Showcase went beyond Bedard
National Hockey Now
Boston Hockey Now: John McClean is now the Boston Bruins assistant head coach
Colorado Hockey Now: The Colorado Avalanche go undefeated in the Rookie Tournament, showing that it’s not just the regular season roster that’s going to rack up the W’s.
Detroit Hockey Now: How did the Detroit Red Wings prospects fare up in Traverse City? A close look at who stood out and who needs work.
Montreal Hockey Now: A look at a trio of Montreal Canadiens rookies who excelled in their tournament games last week
Pittsburgh Hockey Now: Captain Sidney Crosby is calling for more consistency from the Pittsburgh Penguins this season. With Erik Karlsson in the fold and the championship window still open, it’s all hands on deck
Philly Hockey Now: The Philadelphia Flyers update on prospect Matvei Michkov is one that is encouraging, but tells the story of a ‘frustrated, but very driven’ player.