Downtown Trains Are Full - Morning Links (9/19)

Saturday kicked off the Blackhawks Training Camp Festival with practices and two fifty-minute scrimmages, in which Duncan Keith played like he was saving orphaned children from mustachioed villains and Nick Leddy showed several very reassuring flashes. The relatively solid play of Ray Emery and Alexander Salak also had my house breathing a little easier. However, a couple days of camp practices are hardly sufficient to judge future performance, whether it be Duncan "Rested" Keith, or Rostislav Olesz, who was. . .well, he was.

The pre-season match against Edmonton on Tuesday should shine a little more light on the strengths and weaknesses of this group, but until then, no reason for pessimism. It's a new season. Let's Go Hawks.