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Morning Bag Skate: Hawks host Wild to open December

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

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks drop the puck for December by returning home from the circus trip Tuesday night to face the Minnesota Wild. It's the team's first game at the United Center in over two weeks, so you know the crowd will be into the big division matchup.


**These IceHogs sweaters will never stop being amusing (SCH)

**Dano and Kero? Sure. I don't know about Mashinter having "staying power," though (Chicago Tribune)

**The 10 worst contracts in the NHL. Yes, Bickell is on there. (SI)

**A review of the Hawks' November performance (Blackhawk Up)


**Ryan Suter isn't a fan of the Wild's lineup changes this season, which split him from Jared Spurgeon (Star Tribune)

**The Jets reportedly were rebuffed on a possible Byfuglien-for-Hamonic trade offer (PHT)

**Victor Bartley has cleared waivers and will head to the AHL (OTF)

**Jamie Benn was named NHL First Star of the Week (DBD)


**Ryan Kesler says the Ducks are too good not to be in the playoffs. Gotta actually win games at some point, though. (The Province)

**Big loss for the Habs with Carey Price. (PHT)

**The Leafs' new goalie has some sweeeeeeeet pads (SBN)

**A court case is going to unseal a bunch of "secret NHL emails" that should be interesting (TSN)