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Morning Bag Skate: A look at Bryan Bickell, and the best goal of 2013-14

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

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We've finally reached September, which means the beginning of hockey is just around the corner. For now, let's take in the latest news from the weekend:

**Tracey Myers previews Bryan Bickell entering 2014-15. As we all know, consistency is the name of the game with the 28-year-old. (CSN Chicago)

**Looks like Ryan Johansen will not report to training camp as contract talks with the Blue Jackets continue to stall. Hard to fault Columbus with taking a hard stance with the young center. (Columbus Dispatch)

**A look at the best goal of 2013-14 according to SB Nation, which is unsurprisingly Tomas Hertl's between-the-legs, back-handed, breakaway face-melter. I honestly still cannot believe this happened in a real game. (SB Nation)

**Can Pekka Rinne rebound from a poor 2013-14? (On The Forecheck)

**EA Sports' big hockey release, NHL 15, has come under fire for the depiction of sexist "selfies," which are shown in a trailer for the Sept. 9 release. Let's hope this kind of stuff doesn't actually make it into the game. (Puck Daddy)

**Kevin Hayes and his monotone voice are excited to join the Rangers next season. We'll see if he's ultimately one the Blackhawks regret letting go. (Pro Hockey Talk)

**After two trades in as many hours this offseason, Sam Gagner is ready for a new start in Arizona. (Coyotes)

**The Sharks are moving Brent Burns back to the blue line after a transition to right wing midway through the 2012-13 season. Lots of changes for San Jose entering next season. (Sharks)