Morning Bag Skate 10/15

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Ben Smith hopes he's here to stay, and he should be. (Tribune)

Marian Hossa is still searching for his offensive timing. (ESPN Chicago)

Early adjustments paying off for Joakim Nordstrom. (CSN Chicago) *autoplay

Steve Montador retires and heads home for recovery. (Medvescak)

Check out Hockee Night's puck cast featuring Chris Block of The Third Man In. Lots of IceHogs chatter.

Rangers place Rick Nash on IR, expected to bring up J.T. Miller. (NY Post)

New defensive system is adding to the Avalanche's success. (Denver Post)

Tuomo Ruutu is off of injured reserve. (News Observer)

Chris Pronger, still at large. (The Hockey News)

And just in case you didn't get enough of Zdeno Chara looking silly in last year's SCF, here's the wizardry of Pavel Datsyuk.

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