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Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey.

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After a pretty good start to the Circus Trip, the Blackhawks get a couple of days off before heading to Denver to take on the Avalanche on Wednesday. A couple of days off means we have to rely on other games and other news for our hockey fix, so let today's Morning Bag Skate be a good start to your hockey week!

**Here's a more detailed look at the impact that a possibly stagnant salary cap could have on the 'Hawks for next season (Chicago Sun Times)

**After struggling to get the offense going at the start of the season, the 'Hawks have exploded recently (Sun Times)

**An AHL game set the record for the most attended indoor hockey game in the United States (Puck Daddy)

**A lower body injury kept Blues defenseman Jay Bouwmeester out of Sunday's game, ending the NHL's longest active games played streak (Puck Daddy)

**If you have a while, check out this great long form on top prospect Connor McDavid. Really cool look into the life of a top draft prospect (SBN NHL)

**While we're on McDavid, check out the newest installment of the Connor McDavid Power Rankings, one of the more entertaining series SBNation is doing this season. (SBN NHL)

**In spite of the team's struggles, Oilers star Taylor Hall says he doesn't want a coaching change (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Speaking of the Oilers, they are reportedly shopping David Perron, hoping to get a top center in return. Good luck with that.... (PHT)

**The Canucks added defenseman Dan Hamhuis to the IR after he suffered an injury Thursday against the Ducks (PHT)

**The NHL and NHLPA have agreed to give the Kings cap relief for Slava Voynov's contract. Voynov is suspended indefinitely after being arrested for domestic abuse (Puck Daddy)