Bryan Bickell and his wife pose with the Stanley Cup.
In today's edition of Hawks Headlines, we examine the new roles that Brandon Saad and Jimmy Hayes are looking to fill, as well as the emotions of Bryan Bickell as he copes with the new pressures that come with a fat new contract that he signed in the offseason.
-There are several young members of the Chicago Blackhawks' organization who are trying to make the final roster, and one of the longshots is defenseman Ryan Stanton. Chris Kuc has his story as he tries to crack that exclusive list. [Chicago Tribune]
-Jimmy Hayes has long been viewed as a prospect of note for the Blackhawks, but there is a new role that he's wanting to fill in order to finally make his way onto the team for the long-term: enforcer. [CSN Chicago]
-Bryan Bickell is out to prove that the Blackhawks made the right choice by inking him to a new four year contract over the offseason, and to do that, he'll need to continue the production that he put up in the team's Stanley Cup run. [Blackhawks.com]
-Who will replace Michael Frolik on the Blackhawks' penalty killing unit? We've discussed the various candidates already, and after four days of camp, as Mark Lazerus reports, there still is no clear answer. [Chicago Sun-Times]
-The NHL has been debating expanding their instant replay rules, but one thing they will not be reviewing in the new season is high-sticking penalties. [Yahoo Sports]
-Alex Pietrangelo is a key cog for the St. Louis Blues as they attempt to dethrone the Blackhawks in the NHL Central Division, and the team inked him to a new contract over the weekend. [NHL.com]
-Finally, Scott Powers has your full rundown of all the significant happenings at Blackhawks training camp over the past four days in South Bend. [ESPN Chicago]