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Morning Bag Skate: Hawks hit the road to take on Nashville

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Back on the road again for the Hawks, who take on the Predators in the second leg of a home-and-home on Thursday night. Luckily, this game precedes a nice little homestand for the team afterwards.


**Duncan Keith is an amazing hockey player and an adorable dad (SCH)

**Wayne Gretzky talks the evolution of the NHL and has some praise for Patrick Kane (Chicago Tribune)

**Gretzky also said that he hopes Kane breaks his record for NHL point streak (Chicago Tribune)

**Rockford prospects are getting longer looks than ever with this Hawks team (Chicago Sun-Times)


**A lack of consistency continues to hold back the Predators (The Tennessean)

**The Avs blew a third-period lead to the Penguins last night (MHH)

**Gabe Landeskog is dealing with an achy back (Denver Post)

**We all love a good cap analysis. Here's a look at the Wild's situation. (HW)


**This is a nice lil dance, Brent Burns (SBN)

**Why does the NHL allow bare-knuckle fighting? (ESPN)

**Sergei Bobrovsky will be sidelined the next few weeks (Columbus Dispatch)

**Eric Staal and the Hurricanes still aren't close on a new deal (TSN)

**Sounds like the Panthers will be without Nick Bjudstad for a while (Miami Herald)

**SBN is doing a new series called the NHL Blog Council. I did not participate because my takes were far too scorching. Yeah, I'm sure that's it. (SBN)

**Here's one idea on how to fix the league's goaltender interference issues (DBD)

**The latest 30 Thoughts, including the rise of Mike Hoffman (Sportsnet)


**Alex Semin has found his landing spot elsewhere. The former NHL forward has signed with KHL's Magnitogorsk (TSN)

**The Wisconsin women's team has extended its winning streak to a ridiculous 18 games (HW)

**HUGE news for women's hockey: the NWHL has landed Dunkin' Donuts as its first corporate sponsor (SBN)