The Blackhawks take on the Winnipeg Jets tonight before they go on the 3-day NHL Christmas Break. We'll have more on that later today, but for now, here's today's Skate!
**After going through a couple of incidents with involving his left eye, 'Hawks winger Bryan Bickell has gone back to wearing a visor. (CSN Chicago)
**Despite lackluster seasons from Chicago's baseball teams, and followed by a heartbreaking season from the Bears, the Blackhawks remain a team that the city of Chicago can take pride in. (Sun Times)
**The Blackhawks remain atop SB Nation's NHL Power Rankings. (SBN)
**The NHL unveiled an architectural rendering of the upcoming Winter Classic, and it's pretty sweet. (NHL)
**Here's some early projections for the NHL All Star game lineups. Plenty of Blackhawks in here, which isn not surprising seeing as how they have dominated much of the voting. (NHL)
**After failing to make the 'Hawks out of camp, defenseman Cam Barker has signed with a club in the KHL. (PHT)
**NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly denies claims that the NHL is headed for another lockout at the end of the current collective bargaining agreement. (PHT)
**The New Jersey Devils are testing forwards Patrick Elias and Martin Havlat for the mumps. (PHT)
**No link at the end of this one, but just a friendly reminder that the second episode of EPIX's Road to the Winter Classic airs tonight. If you still need info on how to watch, click here. It's still during a 'Hawks game, which is inconvenient, but I think Satchel will be trying to organize another group watch for tomorrow night.