Hockey Headlines: Preseason Nearing the End; Is NHL Ready for Quebec?

The NHL preseason is coming to a close with a few more games to be played this weekend. Here is what is worth seeing in the world of hockey:

When will the NHL be ready to open in Quebec City? [Montreal Gazette] The Canadian dollar is the largest question mark in Quebec City getting a team. [Las Vegas Review-Journal]

Oleg Yevenko has signed a one-year contract with the Blue Jackets. [Rant Sports]

The Red Wings bested the Maple Leafs 4-2 in Mike Babcock’s first game back to Detroit; more scores from Friday’s contests. [USA Today]

The Hurricanes defeated the Penguins 2-1 on Friday. [Canes Country] Rookie forward Daniel Sprong was hurt in the contest, but is ok after examination. [Trib Live]

French-Canadian Patrice Bergeron says that Quebec City is extremely excited about a possible NHL franchise. [NESN]

Bryan Bickell (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)
Bryan Bickell (Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports)

Learn the ins and outs of the Blackhawks waiving Bryan Bickell. [Pro Hockey Talk]

Reports suggest the NHL is not interested in settling the concussion lawsuit. [Fox Sports]

Have you missed the uniform changes and additions from over the summer? Here’s all you need to know. []

A Swedish hockey league player was penalized for untying an opponent’s skates during a faceoff. [Puck Daddy]

Slava Voynov is reportedly set to sign with a KHL club. [The Score]

Despite trade talks, the Maple Leafs should pass on Travis Zajac. [Today’s Slapshot]

In the NHL 16 simulation, the Wild sweep the Blackhawks in the second round. Change of pace, eh? [Chicago Sun Times]