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Morning Bag Skate: 'Twas the night before World Championships

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'Twas the night before World Championships, when six Chicago Blackhawks players were ready to play for their native countries.


**Hawks sign Forsling to ELC (SCH)

**Hawks cast as Star Wars characters (SCH)

**10 biggest questions facing Hawks this offseason (SCH)

**Hawks among teams 'in the mix' to sign KHL defenseman Michal Kempny (SCH)

**Hawks' free agents: Who should Chicago try to re-sign? (SCH)


**Adrenaline raring for season opener (AIHL)


**Blues' style prevailing, but Hitchcock notes how tight series is (STL Post-Dispatch)

**Case for and against Riberio in Preds' lineup (The Tennessean)


**Recap: Hornqvist, Penguins win Game 4 in OT, push Capitals to brink (Pensburgh)

**Coyotes to hire 26-year-old John Chayka as GM (FFH)

**Ducks sign 2015 first-rounder Larsson (PHT)

**Flames GM Burke: Calgary wants to be 'black and blue' team (Sportsnet)

**Flyers interested in Blues' Shattenkirk, Bruins' Eriksson (BSH)

**Flyers prospect Ivan Provorov says he's NHL-ready (Philly Inquirer)

**Panthers moving AHL affiliate from Portland to Springfield (theScoreNHL)


**Henricks to captain Team USA at Worlds (USA Hockey)

**Schlossman: What does the future hold for college hockey realignment? (Grand Forks Herald)