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Goalie left off of Cup's roster

The names for the 2014-15 Blackhawks are engraved on the Stanley Cup, but former goaltender Antti Raanta is a notable omission, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

Raanta, who played in 14 games last season before ceding the backup goaltender position to Scott Darling, had his day with the Cup in Finland but was not on the Cup, as shown in photographs tweeted by Philip Pritchard, one of the keepers of the Cup.

Over the summer, Raanta was quoted in a Finnish newspaper as having said he was rooting against the Blackhawks in the playoffs after losing his backup job, a report Raanta denied.

Raanta did not play in any postseason games, but neither did forward Daniel Carcillo, whose name is on the Cup.

Also missing is equipment manager Clint Reif, who died during the season.

Horns of a dilemma: As the Islanders approach their first regular-season game at Barclays Center on Oct. 9, the arena experience is a work in progress as team and arena officials try to mix Long Island and Brooklyn.

The Islanders' final home preseason game Monday night, only their fifth contest at their new home since the move to Brooklyn from Nassau County was announced almost three years ago, featured a fresh audio touch: a new goal horn straight from the subway.

"When you think about how best to embody what New York City is all about, the subway is one of the first things that comes to mind," said Kevin Ortiz, a spokesman for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which partnered with Barclays Center on the project.

Fans who wanted to voice their displeasure took to Twitter shortly after the goal horn made its debut. Many simply requested the goal sound stay the same as it was at Nassau Coliseum.

"Please stop changing things that don't actually need to be changed. Bring back the old horn," IslesMike82 posted on Twitter.

Preseason highlights: Evan Rodrigues scored twice and No. 2 overall draft pick Jack Eichel also had a goal as the host Sabres defeated the Maple Leafs 4-0.

Goalie left off of Cup's roster 09/29/15 [Last modified: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 11:15pm]
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