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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks, city announce new practice facility

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

Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports

The city of Chicago and the Chicago Blackhawks have reached an agreement on plans to build a new practice facility and community center just two blocks south of the United Center on the site of Malcolm X College, the team and mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Thursday.


**Hawks, city of Chicago announce new $50 million practice facility (SCH)

**Johnny's IceHouse owner excited for Blackhawks' facility (ESPN Chicago)

**Duncan Keith gets his leaf on the Conn Smythe Trophy (SCH)

**Trevor van Riemsdyk returns home with Stanley Cup (SCH)

**Trevor van Riemsdyk takes Cup to Jersey Shore (NHL)


**Why trading Shea Weber finally makes sense for Predators (Puck Daddy)

**Erik Haula, Wild exchange briefs for potential Friday arbitration hearing (Minneapolis Star Tribune)


**Jakub Voracek signs eight-year, $66 million contract with Flyers (Broad Street Hockey)

**Alex Galchenyuk signs two-year extension (Eyes On The Prize)

**Sabres owner Terry Pegula says losing seasons were successful for rebuilding process (Associated Press)

**Canadiens GM Bergevin looking for consistency from Alexander Semin (Montreal Gazette)

*Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs takes blame for letting Bruins languish (Boston Herald)

**Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs: Peter Chiarelli firing 'the right move for the franchise' (CSN New England)

**Dainius Zubrus leaves Devils with no bitterness (


**Flames draftee Oliver Kylington allowed to play in North America (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Calgary businessmen helped resurrect Cardiff Devils (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Islanders draftee Song Andong named ambassador for Beijing's 2022 Olympic bid (CCTV)

**Video: EA Sports recreates Barclays Center, Islanders 'Yes' chant for NHL16 (Lighthouse Hockey)

**OHL Soo name Donald MacLean assistant coach (Greyhounds)

**45 OHL prospects to attend Canada's U17 Camp (OHL)

**64 WHL players, prospects invited to Canada's U17 Camp (WHL)

**How University of Ottawa is relaunching men's hockey after sexual assault scandal (Buzzing The Net)

**AHL St. John's IceCaps unveil Montreal-style sweaters for new era (