Hockey Headlines: Updates on the Leafs, Blackhawks, Rangers and More

All of the latest news from around the world of hockey:

Yes, the case is far from settled, but it certainly seems as though the Blackhawks organization is completely burying their heads in the sand when it comes to Patrick Kane. [Uproxx]

More views on the Kane situation. [Broad Street Hockey]

The Blackhawks would love to trade Bryan Bickell. [CBS Sports]

Who are the top 50 players in the league? [TSN]

This team owner says there isn’t a real desire for expansion. [NESN]

The Capitals are ready to start the season without Nicklas Backstrom. [Washington Post]

Does Tanner Glass still have a place on the Rangers? [Along the Boards]

Carl Hagelin discusses his first game action with the Ducks. [Inside Socal]

Auston Matthews is having a good start over in Europe. [The Hockey News]

Latest on the NHL’s concussion lawsuit proceedings. [Puck Daddy]

Did a Nikita Nikitin trade almost happen? [Oil on Whyte]

What kind of impact does social media have on hockey? [Sports Illustrated]

Jack Eichel is looking good early in his Sabres career. [Today’s Slap Shot]

And finally, the Leafs will never truly be overshadowed in Toronto, but they aren’t taking up the entire spotlight for once. Which is a good thing. [Sportsnet]