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Morning Bag Skate: 7-29-18

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

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NHL: San Jose Sharks at Chicago Blackhawks Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports


**Hawks’ championship window is closing, but it’s not shut yet (Chicago Tribune)

**Hawks could face crisis with Crawford still shrouded in mystery (Sporting News)

**Emergency backup goaltender Scott Foster opens up for first time about ‘unbelievable moment’ (Chicago Tribune)

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


**Stars GM Nill gives update on Seguin contract negotiations (Sportsnet)

**Avs T25U25: Cam Morisson at No. 23 (Mile High Hockey)

**Blues confident in Bannister as coach of their top prospects (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Taking a look at the Stars’ defense (Defending Big D)


**Wheeler: The Top 50 drafted NHL prospects ranking, 2018 edition (The Athletic)

**Rangers lock up Skjei on 6-year, $31.5M extension (Blueshirt Banter)

**Canucks’ Hughes will return to Michigan next season (Sports Illustrated)

**Hughes returning to Michigan keeps Canucks rebuild on course (Sportsnet)


**World Junior Showcase ‘tremendous opportunity’ for NHL prospects (Sportsnet)

**NWHL announces 2018-19 season schedule (The Ice Garden)