Players are skating at Johnny's IceHouse, stars in suits have started the media rounds, and if you try hard enough you can smell glycol ice and spilled beer.
- Dynamo Minsk's hockey funeral for Lokomotiv was pretty remarkable. [PD]
- TSN previews the Blackhawks. [TSN]
- Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews were in Newark for Media Week. [nhl.com]
- Both had thoughts regarding the Lokomotiv tragedy. [nhl.com]
- Captain shows the kids how it's done. [nhl.com video]
- Fels looks at the overabundance of forwards going into camp and the back-up goalie situation. [Madhouse Enforcer]
- A discussion of those putrid third periods from 2010-2011 and how that can be avoided this year. [Blackhawk Up]
- The Third Man In has concerns about Brent Seabrook's health, is cautiously optimistic about Steve Montador, needs Niklas Hjalmarsson to step up, and wants net presence from Bryan Bickell.