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Morning Bag Skate: The Rookie Tournament roster, Shaw as No. 2 center and AHL drug testing

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Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey.

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We've nearly made it to the end of the week without a trade, but there's no shortage of news around the NHL on Friday morning. Let's check it out!

**Teuvo Teravainen leads the Blackhawks' roster for the 2014 Rookie Tournament next month (Second City Hockey)

**I'd still rather see what Brad Richards can do, but here's an argument for Andrew Shaw as No. 2 center (Blackhawk Up)

**Drug testing arrives in the AHL (Pro Hockey Talk)

**The third and final part of Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall's interview with SB Nation's Flyers blog (Broad Street Hockey)

**Greg Wyshynski looks at the 10 most fascinating teams in the NHL entering 2014-15, with no mention of the Hawks. Being consistently good isn't exactly fascinating, I suppose. (Puck Daddy)

**Nicklas Backstrom finally received his silver medal for the 2014 Olympics this week. Turns out he tested positive for Zyrtec D, a commonly used allergy medication. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

**More information on the broadcasting talent Sportsnet will roll out for its NHL coverage next season (Kukla's Corner)

**Looks like Tomas Kaberle will try out for the Devils during training camp as well, joining fellow unsigned veteran Scott Gomez (Fire and Ice)

**Not sure how plugged into hockey Dan Patrick is, but he offered his own info on the expansion rumors during his radio show on Thursday (Pro Hockey Talk)