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Morning Bag Skate: Hawks still favored to win 2015 Stanley Cup

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

Harry How

It's Wednesday, and we're 10 days away from the NHL Rookie Tournament in London, Ontario. That may not be much, but it's something to sort of look forward to! Anyways, here's the latest news from around the hockey world:

**We took a look at the prospects who could be making the leap to Chicago in 2014-15. It's not just Teuvo! (Second City Hockey)

**The Blackhawks are still favored to win the Cup with 13/2 odds. Los Angeles and Boston aren't far behind, though. (CSN Chicago)

**The player previews continue from Tracey Myers, this time with Corey Crawford (CSN Chicago)

**The Flames obviously like No. 4 overall pick Sam Bennett, but GM Brad Treliving isn't ready to put him on the NHL roster yet (Sportsnet)

**A reminder that the Las Vegas Whatevers could run into some early bumps, even if it's nothing compared to what the Capitals went through  (Japers Rink)

**The Kings' Martin Jones shared his Stanley Cup time with an owl, a fact that I cannot elaborate upon. (Jewels From The Crown)

**Jeff Deslauriers probably won't be able to take Jones' job backing up Jonathan Quick, but he's trying out for L.A. during training camp anyways (L.A. Kings Insider)

**The Flyers announced a two-year extension for defenseman Zac Rinaldo. He's now signed through 2016-17. (Flyers)

**In the latest news tying Russian stars to the KHL, Pavel Datsyuk says he's interested in returning to his native country before he hangs up the skates (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Is Montreal a good fit for free agent Dustin Penner? (A Winning Habit)

**Somewhat old news, but the NHL is negotiating with the officials' union on a new collective bargaining agreement (Sportsnet)