Hawks Headlines: Patrick Kane Eager to Get Back at Kings

In this Wednesday edition of Hawks Headlines, we take a look at an interesting interview Patrick Kane gave earlier this week, which Blackhawks player is unlikely to be traded, and where Corey Crawford ranks among goaltenders in terms of his performance and his salary.

-We start out with Kane, who was in New York this week as part of the NHL’s media tour before the season begins. He had an interesting interview with Dan Rosen on Tuesday in which he discussed his desire to get back at the Los Angeles Kings, as well as his exploits in rec hockey leagues in Buffalo this summer. [NHL.com]

-Speaking of Kane, he also told the media this week that he was never concerned about re-signing with the Blackhawks. [CSN Chicago]

-One player that the Blackhawks likely won’t deal away to get under the NHL’s salary cap before the season begins (they are just a shade over $2 million above the cap right now) is Nick Leddy, according to his agent Neil Sheehy. [ESPN Chicago]

-We allow Scott Powers to have a two-fer in this edition of Headlines, as we look at his ongoing series about the storylines facing the Blackhawks going into the season. [ESPN Chicago]

-Sean Sarcu weighs in with thoughts on how Johnny Oduya and Peter Regin will be deployed for the Blackhawks this season. [Rant Sports]

-Like betting over/unders? Then this piece about how Brad Richards will fare in his first season with the Hawks should pique your interest. [Blackhawk Up]

-If you’re into graphs and colorful presentations, then you should definitely check out this cool chart about how the goaltenders in the NHL perform as their salaries increase. Corey Crawford isn’t at the top of the game, but he performs close to his $6 million yearly salary. [SenStats]

-Mailbags are always fun to dive into, and Sam Fels’ latest is definitely on that list. [Committed Indian]

-Finally, we take a look at a couple of the top young players in the NHL, as Colorado Avalanche sensation Nathan MacKinnon (who has beefed up considerably over the offseason) throws plaudits at Tampa Bay Lightning rookie Jonathan Drouin. [NHL.com]

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