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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks opening night, banner raising

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

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The Blackhawks season opener is finally here as they drop the puck against the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. at the United Center.

HAWKS - 2014-15 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

**Hawks recall Ville Pokka, reassign Viktor Svedberg; Michal Rozsival to LTIR (SCH)

**Regular season carries more weight than ever for Hawks (Sun-Times)

**Patrick Kane remains Hawks' biggest X-factor (Sun-Times)

**Hawks to show Cubs wild card game at United Center (SCH)

**New Hawks following lead of 'locked-in' core (CSN Chicago)

**Celebrate Hawks' championship with Second City Dynasty T-shirt (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Avalanche release opening night roster (Avs)

**Wild send prospect Mike Reilly to AHL (theScore)

**Jets sign Tomas Raffl to 1-year, 1-way contract (Arctic ice Hockey)

**Avalanche sign Jack Skille to 1-year deal (theScore)

**Stars name Alex Goligoski alternate captain (Defending Big D)

**Wild offseason review (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

**NHL.com staff predictions (NHL)

**All-Star Weekend winter park logo reveled (On The Forecheck)

**Devils to retire Martin Brodeur's No. 30, build statue (All About The Jersey)

**Devils acquire AHL MVP Brian O'Neill from Kings (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Sidney Crosby signs 6-year endorsement deal with adidas worth at least $6 million (theScore)

**Devin Setoguchi signs with HC Davos in Switzerland (PHT)

**NCAA championship preseason gambling odds (SBN College Hockey)

**ECAC Hockey preseason preview, rankings (SBN College Hockey)