Jun 8, 2013; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Blackhawks defenseman Niklas Hjalmarsson (4) controls the puck against Los Angeles Kings center Jeff Carter (77) during the second period in game five of the Western Conference finals of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Crashing The Crease - Sept 5, 2013


Finally, there are on ice things to talk about.  It may only be rookie tournaments, but franchise on franchise action is imminent.  However, there are still off-ice things to talk about, and here is a quick look at some of the news from the NHL:

 

    • Steve Ott of the Buffalo Sabres first leaked the news, and was later confirmed by the Sabres that they have a new third jersey.  Sentiment has not been good so far.

    Tags: Alex Pietrangelo Buffalo Sabres Third Jersey Crashing The Crease Joni Pitkanen Nazem Kadri Niklas Hjalmarsson