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Morning Bag Skate: NHL wraps up preseason

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The NHL wrapped up its preseason schedule Sunday. The league is off for the next two days before the regular season starts Wednesday.


**Murphy adjusting to, learning Hawks’ system (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hawks relying Crawford to be solid behind mostly new defenseman (Chicago Tribune)

**Will DeBrincat, Hayden, Hinostroza make the team? (The Athletic)

**Hine: Cheering national anthem at Hawks games shouldn't silence other voices (Chicago Tribune)


**Blais, Megan make their case in Blues' preseason finale (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Ortiz: Fifty would be nifty for Tarasenko (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Gordo: Being good isn't good enough for Allen (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Stars announcer Dave Strader dies at age 62 (Dallas Morning News)

**Russo: Wild's top two lines churn in win, but now things get real (The Athletic)

**Duhatschek: Mason plans to provide steady goaltending Jets need to take the next step (The Athletic)

**Avalanche-Eagles AHL partnership to be formally announced Monday (Denver Post)


**Predicting every NHL team’s MVP for 2017-18 season (SBN)

**RECAP: Beauvillier scores twice to help Islanders defeat Flyers (

**RECAP: Sharks defeat Vegas in preseason finale (Fear The Fin)

**Report: Jagr talking with Flames (Calgary Herald)

**Oilers send 2016 first-round pick Puljujarvi back to the AHL (Copper N Blue)

**Senators send prospect d-man Chabot to the minors (Silver Sevens)

**Report: Devils sign Jimmy Hayes to 1-year deal (All About The Jersey)

**Pirri, Parenteau released from tryout contracts (PHT)

**Breaking down what makes Price so great (The Athletic)


**Top-ranked Denver light on NHL draft picks (Denver Post)

**Weissbach scores twice in debut as No. 12 Wisconsin holds off Michigan Tech (Wisconsin State Journal)

**No. 10 Penn State falls to University of Ottawa in OT (Black Shoe Diaries)