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Morning Bag Skate: 8-3-18

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

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Chicago Blackhawks v New Jersey Devils Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images


**Former Hawk of the Week: Thibault (SCH)

**What does the Hawks ongoing goalie saga mean for Forsberg? (SCH)


**Preds T25U25: Konstantin Volkov (On The Forecheck)

**Avs agree to 1-year deal with Nemeth (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs prospect Nikolai Kovalenko signs extension with KHL’s Locomotiv (Mile High Hockey)

**Avs T25U25: Sampo Ranta at No. 19 (Mile High Hockey)


**NHL front office confidence rankings: Frans weigh in on how each team is doing (The Athletic)

**Sabres acquire Skinner from Hurricanes (Die By The Blade)

**Sabres GM Botterill completes retooling of top 6 forwards (Die By The Blade)

**Flames place Brouwer on waivers for purpose of buyout (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Red Wings’ Larkin confident new deal is coming (Detroit Free Press)


**Q&A: Tim Hunter on coaching, fighting, and World Juniors (Sportsnet)

**Time for Senators prospect Brady Tkachuk to make ‘one of the biggest decisions’ of his life (Sportsnet)

**Playing together on Team USA junior team a ‘cool experience’ for Hughes brothers (Sportsnet)