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Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman remains coy about team’s direction

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Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman met with reporters Tuesday, but didn’t offer any real insight as to what the team’s plans are in regards to potential offseason moves.

BLACKHAWKS

**Lazerus: Even with cap space, help might not be on the way for Hawks (Chicago Sun-Times)

**Bowman takes center ice but focus is on Crawford (Chicago Tribune)

**Mitchell trying to stand out among Hawks’ many top defensive prospects (Chicago Tribune)

**Powers: What if Hawks are done this offseason? (The Athletic)

**Recalling Kruger’s crucial role during his Hawks’ career (SCH)

**Remember Hossa with a ‘Hoss Forever’ T-shirt (SCH)

**NHL free agency: Hawks news, rumors, updates (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**What if Stars are done this offseason? (Defending Big D)

NHL

**Coyotes owner Barroway looking to sell 49 percent of team at $500M valuation (Forbes)

**What does an NHL statistical analyst do, how do the numbers shape strategy, and where is this all going? (The Athletic)

**Emery was a complex man who showed friends a different side than the world expected (The Athletic)

**Nosek re-signs with Golden Knights on 1-year deal, avoids arbitration (Knights On Ice)

**Rangers re-sign Jimmy Vesey to 2-year contract (Blueshirt Banter)

**Rangers add David Oliver, Greg Brown as assistant coaches (Blueshirt Banter)

**Devils re-sign checking forward Blake Coleman to 3-year, $5.4M deal (All About The Jersey)

**Devils sign Noesen to 1-year contract (All About The Jersey)

**Islanders agree to terms with Pulock on 2-year deal (Lighthouse Hockey)

HOCKEY WORLD

**CWHL drops Vanke Rays (The Ice Garden)

**Riveters re-sign defensive trio (The Ice Garden)