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Morning Bag Skate: Blue Jackets name former Blackhawk John Madden as its next AHL coach

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The Columbus Blue Jackets named John Madden, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks, as the next coach of its AHL team - the Cleveland Monsters.

HAWKS

**Hawks drop to No. 20 in ESPN farm system rankings (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: Chad Krys at No. 12 (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Frei: Avs’ coaching search had many Columbus ties (The Denver Post)

**Preds Top 25 Under 25: No. 8 Viktor Arvidsson (OTF)

NHL

**Las Vegas trademarks 3 nicknames (NHL)

**Why NHL cap space can be its most vital asset (Yahoo)

**Inside NHL’s coach-hiring trend (Yahoo)

**Report: Kessel could miss start of season due to hand surgery (theScore)

**Hurricanes extend PTO to Raffi Torres (PHT)

**Caps bump Todd Reirden up to associate coach (PHT)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Habs’ Plekanec named Czech captain for WCH (EOTP)

**Blue Jackets name John Madden its next AHL coach (Cleveland.com)