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Morning Bag Skate: Patrick Sharp's turn with the Stanley Cup

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

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

Patrick Sharp had his day with the Stanley Cup yesterday. No parade for him, he spent the day with his family and his dog in his off-season home, with the only public appearance being with some kids on a beach.

Here's the latest news:

HAWKS - 2014-15 STANLEY CUP CHAMPIONS

** Families of plane crash victims spend time with Blackhawks (Pantagraph)

** The Sharp girls eat slushies with the Cup (SCH)

** NHL Studios film revisits Blackhawks' championship season (ESPN)

** Hockey-playing girls get free camp from former Blackhawk Brent Sopel (Yahoo Sports)

CENTRAL DIVISION

** Colorado's Carl Soderberg excited by potential new linemates (NHL)

** An outsider's perspective: Columbus beat Aaron Portzline interviews with Mile High Hockey (MHH)

** Colin Wilson and Predators reported to be $1.25M apart in arbitration (NHL)

NHL

** Calgary Flames and Paul Byron settle on one-year contract (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

** Edmonton Oilers still in need of a veteran defensemen - who's left in UFA? (Copper 'n' Blue)

** Alex Chaisson awarded one-year contract in arbitration (Silver Seven)

** Looking at the big picture in Lou Lamoriello's career obscures more recent reality (TSN)

** Who will be the Sabres' leading scorer next season? (Die By The Blade)

** Time is running out for Derek Stepan and the New York Rangers to avoid arbitration (Blueshirt Banter)

** A fan's experience of "Smashfest", Dominic Moore's charity event (Blueshirt Banter)

** Anthony Mantha's disappointing season has been overstated (Winging It In Motown)

** The history of NHL logos in one gif (Bar Down)

HOCKEY WORLD

** Accidentally in love with women's hockey (Eyes on the Prize)

** Hockey Day Minnesota to be held in Duluth (Hockey Wilderness)