- Michael Russo: Wild’s Ryan Suter had been playing without a visor in past seasons but will wear one this year.
- Mark Lazerus: Blackhawks goals allowed after 100 minutes each: Khabibulin 3, Simpson and Carruth 4, Paanta and Crawford 7, Whitney 8.
- Scott Powers of ESPN Chicago: Blackhawks Teuvo Teravainenwill return Finland this year despite having a good camp.
“I think we’re going to send him back, and he’s going to play over there,” Quenneville said. “But nice knowing there’s a real nice piece coming.”
- James Mirtle: Maple Leafs coach Randy Carlyle: “The salary cap world changes things. It’s a different way of evaluating when you’re forced to make decisions based on contracts.”
- Arpon Basu: The Sabres two first round picks, Rasmus Ristolainen and Nikita Zadorov, have not looked out of place.