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Morning Bag Skate: Stanley Cup Final series off day

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

2017 NHL Stanley Cup Final - Game Two Photo by Kirk Irwin/Getty Images

The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins have an off day Wednesday before facing off in Game 5 on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The series is tied 2-2.


**Toews shouldn’t stay quiet because he’s a hockey player (SCH)

**Second City Hockey is starting a mailbag (SCH)

**Quenneville ranked No. 3 best Chicago coach of all time (SCH)


**Report: Avs could unload Tyson Barrie this offseason (PHT)

**Fort Wayne Komets makes sense for Wild’s new ECHL affiliate (Hockey Wilderness)

**Haula turns in average season, faces uncertain future (Hockey Wilderness)


**Murray should start for Penguins in Game 5 (SBN)

**Penguins Archibald soaking up postseason run (Post-Gazette)

**Series Breakdown: Preds dominate Malkin (On The Forecheck)

**Fisher leading Predators with ‘heart and will’ in Cup Final (On The ForechecK)

**Barkley compares Predators fans to Bulls fans ‘in their heyday’ (SBN)


**Red Wings’ Glendening out 3-4 months after ankle surgery (Winging It In Motown)

**Senators’ Brassard undergoes surgery, given 4-5 month recovery window (PHT)

**Oilers are on NCAA standout Spencer Foo’s ‘very short list’ (PHT)

**2016-17 Rink Wrap: Evgeny Kuznetsov (Japers’ Rink)

**2016-17 Flyers season review: Provorov appears to have all the tools (Broad Street Hockey)

**Could Jaromir Jagr be a fit in San Jose? (Fear The Fin)

**2016-17 Flames Report Card: GM Brad Treliving (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**2016-17 Flames Report Card: Coach Glen Gulutzan (Matchsticks and Gasoline)


**James Patrick, uncle of potential No. 1 overall pick Nolan Patrick, named coach of WHL’s Kootenay Ice (PHT)

**Wojtek Wolski back on ice 8 months after breaking neck in KHL game (theScore)

**Oceanic select forward Alexis Lafreniere 1st overall in QMJHL draft (Sportsnet)