-It's that time of year, Hawks tickets go on sale. I have a feeling it won't be easy this year. Tickets will only be available through Ticketmaster and I'm sure they'll find a way to screw you over. Tickets go on sale on Monday, August 16th at 10 am and when they mean 10 am, they mean 10 am! Opening day will be the first to go as always. Something tells me that the game vs the Thrashers will go quickly this year as well. Check out all the details and pricing here.
-Kane is next on the list to receive the Cup and his day comes today. One of the stops will include, Niagara Falls. Let's hope the Cup doesn't fall in:
The Buffalo News: Kane gets turn with Cup on Friday
Niagara Gazette: Kane bringing cup to the Falls
WIVB.com: Stanley Cup tours western New York:
-After Kane's day, the Cup comes to the Midwest for Big Buff. His day will take place in Roseau, Minnesota on Sunday. Read about all the details here:
Grand Forks Herald: Byfuglien's Stanley Cup parade in Roseau set for Sunday
-For those of us in Chicago, Burish's day will be close enough for a small road trip. Very tempting. Burish and the Cup will be in Madison, WI on August 18th:
USA Today: Burish to bring Stanley Cup to Madison
-More Cup coverage:
Chicago Tribune has also updated their photo gallery with photos from Niemi, Hammer, and Huet's days. Check them out here.
Don't forget to follow NHL.com's Stanley Cup tour blog, which will be updated during Kane's day here.
-It's official Andrew Ladd gets the award for coolest photos with the Cup.
Here's just a few of the amazing photos Fuller Edge Photography took of Ladd and the Cup:
You really NEED to check out the rest of the photos here
-Toews, Kane, and other NHL stars pick their Ultimate Hockey Team. Surprising, Toews brings the snark and the cockiness. Kane, on the other hand, doesn't even pick himself. Something they both agree on is Keith: