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Morning Bag Skate: 8-15-18

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

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**Hawks T25U25: Blake Hillman at No. 18 (SCH)

**Kuc: Why it’s not time to write off Keith yet (The Athletic)

**DeBrincat, Kane, Murphy to play in Stars and Stripes Showdown (SCH)

**Hawks T25U25: Complete rankings (SCH)


**Preds sign Ellis to 8-year, $50M extension (On The Forecheck)

**Avs T25U25: J.T. Compher at No. 11 (Mile High Hockey)

**NHL farm system rankings: No. 21 Colorado Avalanche (The Athletic)

**NHL farm system rankings: No. 18 Minnesota Wild (The Athletic)


**Devils re-sign Santini to 3-year, $4.25M contract (All About The Jersey)

**Canucks, Boeser working toward contract extension (The Providence)

**Oilers’ Sekera sidelined indefinitely after undergoing surgery (Copper N Blue)

**Werenski hopes to be ready for Blue Jackets’ season opener (theScore)

**Panthers sign Letestu to PTO (theScore)

**NHL farm system rankings: No. 19 Toronto Maple Leafs (The Athletic)

**NHL farm system rankings: No. 20 New Jersey Devils (The Athletic)

**How Hurricanes plan to sell new owner, players, coaches to fans (The News&Observer)

**3 potential UFA goalie options for Flames in 2019 (Matchsticks and Gasoline)


**5 takeaways from the Hlinka Gretzky Cup (theScore)