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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks look forward to remaining offseason

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

Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Blackhawks will now turn their focus to the rest of the offseason after the fan convention wrapped up Sunday. For some players, that means taking their day with the Stanley Cup like Teuvo Teravainen did Monday in his native Finland complete with his family, including his younger brother Eero, and puppies.

Side note: It's SB Nation NHL hockey editor Travis Hughes birthday, so make sure to check out his site, Broad Street Hockey, for special birthday wishes from across the SBN NHL network.

Here's the latest news:


**Which Hawks player should be the new alternate captain? (SCH)

**Hawks convention notebook (SCH)

**Patrick Kane attends Denis Savard's golf outing (SCH)

**Jeremy Morin hopes situation will be different second time with Hawks (ESPN Chicago)

**Patrick Sharp knew trade was coming (Chicago Sun-Times)

Central Division

**Craig Smith signs 5-year, $21.25 million deal (On The Forecheck)

**Could a healthy Jason Zucker have made a difference in the playoffs? (Hockey Wilderness)

**Jordie Benn's biggest flaw is being good enough for NHL (Defending Big D)


**Quebecor confirms NHL expansion application to bring back Nordiques (CBC)

**Vegas confirm expansion bid, Seattle reportedly out (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Coyotes sign Klas Dahlbeck, Jordan Martinook (Five For Howling)

**Is Justin Williams the next "that guy" ? (Japers Rink)

**Niklas Backstrom (hip) hopes to be ready for Capitals opener (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Carter Ashton parting ways with Lightning (Pro Hockey Talk)

Hockey World

**Sergei Zubov named assistant of Russian national team (IIHF)

**OHL Erie Otters name Dave Brown general manager (Otters)

**Head coach Greg Ireland resigns from OHL Owen Sound (Attack)

**USA Hockey Select 16 Player Development Camp Rankings, Scouting Reports: Defenseman, Goaltenders (SBN College Hockey)