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Morning Bag Skate: Big changes coming to stats

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

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Blackhawks take on the Colorado Avalanche tonight at 7:30 p.m. CT. We'll have more on that game later. For now, here's today's Skate:

**Don't expect the Blackhawks to do much at the trade deadline. (SCH)

**Even with the impending trade deadline and countless rumors, the Blackhawks players aren't concerned. (Sun Times)

**Patrick Kane is becoming a fixture on both of the Blackhawks power play units of late. Should we start calling him Ovechkane? Probably not. I'll stop now. (Tribune)

**Like it or not, the sixth defenseman spot is there for Kyle Cumiskey's taking. (Tribune)

**Despite losing ground in the division, the 'Hawks are still a playoff favorite. (Puck Daddy)

**The Blackhawks helped another fan accomplish her goal as part of the #WhatsYourGoal campaign, and it is incredibly cute. (Blackhawks)

**There are some huge, changes coming to the stats page on Huge, awesome, revolutionary, and (probably) very expensive changes. (Puck Daddy)

**Despite the fact that the front office seems to be behind the idea, Maple Leafs forward Joffrey Lupul doesn't like the thought of a bare-bones rebuild. (PHT)

**Penguins GM Jim Rutherford is looking to add another goal scorer to their lineup. (PHT)