DitD & Open Post – 9/23/22: Start version

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Some notable updates here as camp begins:

On Michael McLeod’s question:

Tom Fitzgerald: “Anyone can go in and count the numbers. We think that’s a real good problem. It also shows the growth of our young players who are rushing from the bottom. I always say push from Utica to try to weed out some of the ‘weed’ and really create that competition.” [NHL]

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Patrick Kane grumbles about the trade: “It was all just rumours. A lot of rumors are just rumours, maybe people are looking for things to talk about in August when nothing happens with hockey, right? I don’t think there were any legitimate discussions between other teams The Blackhawks.” [ESPN]

Injury notes:

Here’s a look at Kirill Kaprizov’s horrific fear and what it takes to get the Wilde star out of Russia. Wild GM Bill Guerin: “We had a lot of help from very special people. We had to schedule him and change him. He was so nervous, we didn’t know if we were going to get him out of there. It turned out to be very dangerous.” [The Athletic ($)]

“The Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed two National Hockey League teams opening their seasons in Prague that no Russian player will be welcome due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. It may not amount to a total ban and league officials have played down the potential impact, but it added a layer of uncertainty to the series. The world the NHL is proud of.” [Associated Press]

“MLB, the NBA and the NHL may orchestrate a purchase of the country’s dominant owner of regional sports television networks, whose fragile finances pose a growing threat to their teams, The Post has learned.” [New York Post] [The Athletic ($)]

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