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Morning Bag Skate: Peace out Kevin Hayes, and changes to the Draft Lottery system

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

Harry How

The slow, humid days of August keep rolling by, so let's take a look at what's up around the NHL at the moment:

**Former Hawks first-rounder Kevin Hayes signed a two-year deal with the Rangers (Second City Hockey)

**I guess just watch this allowed goal whenever you're mad at Corey next season? (Puck Daddy)

**The price of Hawks tickets on the secondary market has gone up, apparently (Forbes)

**The Draft Lottery will see a new format in 2015, adding a new layer to the Connor McDavid derby (NHL)

**Some more twists and turns in the Bertuzzi-Moore situation, which the Canucks say has reached a settlement (TSN)

**San Jose's Raffi Torres could miss as much as half of 2014-15 due to a knee infection (CSN Bay Area)

**The Sharks also stripped Joe Thornton of his captaincy (CSN Bay Area)

**Alex Burmistrov wants back into the NHL, as long as it's not in Winnipeg (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Carolina expects to have Alex Semin healthy for the beginning of the season after wrist surgery (Hurricanes)