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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks Rocky Wirtz says Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane 'worth every penny'

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

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Chicago Blackhawks chairman Rocky Wirtz spoke with the Chicago Tribune's Editorial Board on Thursday to discuss the Hawks future plans. During the meeting, Wirtz said he wants a practice facility closer to the United Center, that the dual eight-year, $84 million deals with Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane will be "worth every penny," he doesn't want his players in the Olympics, and a remodeled locker room.

Here's the latest news:


**Wirtz: Hawks want new practice facility near United Center (Chicago Tribune)

**One last look at Antti Raanta in a Hawks sweater on his Cup day (SCH)

**Wirtz: Hawks recognition has grown after third Cup in six years (CSN Chicago)

Central Division

**Video: Stars captain Jamie Benn continues to rehab hips after offseason surgery (Defending Big D)

**Predators sign defenseman Jack Doughtery to entry-level deal (On The Forecheck)


**Tod Leiweke leaves Lightning as CEO for NFL COO job; Steve Griggs to replace (Raw Charge)

**Tod Leiweke: Measuring his impact on Lightning during past 5 years (Raw Charge)

**What's next for Coyotes? (Five For Howling)

**Capitals re-sign Braden Holtby to five-year, $30.5 million deal (Japers Rink)

**Canadiens sign Alex Semin to one-year, $1.1 million contract (Eyes On The Prize)

**Habs sign QMJHL prospect Daniel Audette to entry-level deal (Eyes On The Prize)

**With Lou Lamoriello gone, what are the Devils now? (In Lou We Trust)

**Tom Fitzgerald leaves Penguins front office for assistant GM job with Devils (Pensburgh)

**Red Wings ink Tomas Jurco to two-year deal (Winging It In Motown)

**Flames re-sign RFA Turner Elson (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Flames, Josh Jooris avoid arbitration, settle for one-year, $975,000 deal (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Can Nikita Nikitin bounce back this season? (Copper N Blue)

Hockey World

**OHL's Saginaw Spirit reach agreement with 2015 import selection (Spirit)