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Morning Bag Skate: Hockey world reacts to death of Steve Montador

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

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It's the first of two off days for the 'Hawks before they continue their homestand Wednesday against the Red Wings. For now, here's the latest news:

**Former 'Hawks defenseman Steve Montador was found dead in his home at age 35. Police don't suspect foul play or suicide at this time. (SCH)

**The hockey community's reaction to the unfortunate news regarding Montador was fairly incredible. (SCH)

**Recent call-up and Chicagoland native Ryan Hartman says he is having the time of his life playing for his favorite time, even if it might be short lived. (Tribune)

**The Predators are all in after acquiring Cody Franson and Mike Santorelli from the Maple Leafs on Sunday morning. (SCH)

**With acquisition of Franson, the Preds might have the best defensive corps in the NHL. But are they deep enough down the middle to make a deep playoff run? (Puck Daddy)

**Stars coach Lindy Ruff unsurprisingly wasn't a fan of the hit from Dmitri Kulikov that injured Tyler Seguin (Dallas Morning News)

**Viktor Stalberg, a former 'Hawks forward, was waived by the Predators for the second time in 2015 on Sunday. (PHT)

**Ryan Getzlaf thinks Alex Ovechkin dives too much (PHT)

**Cody McLeod was ejected from the Avalanche's 4-1 win over the Stars on Saturday. Then he got a first star vote. (Puck Daddy)