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Morning Bag Skate: 8-8-18

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

Toronto Maple Leafs v New York Rangers Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks legend Stan Mikita dies at 78 (SCH)

**Hawks players, NHL community react to Mikita’s death (SCH)

**Hawks T25U25: Dennis Gilbert at No. 25 (SCH)

**Nalimov will wait 1 season to sign with Hawks, per report (SCH)

**Hawks Top 25 Under 25 for 2018-19: The complete rankings (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**Tarasenko ‘ready for the season’ after shoulder surgery (St. Louis GameTime)

**Avs T25U25: Igor Shvyryov at No. 16 (Mile High Hockey)

**NHL farm system rankings: Jets at No. 28 (The Athletic)

NHL

**It’s time to set aside NBA, concentrate on Seattle NHL fans who have paid deposits (The Seattle Times)

**Vote which classic jersey should Canucks wear for 50th season (Canucks.com)

**’Brass Bonzana’ among choices in Canes’ goal song vote (Hurricanes.com)

HOCKEY WORLD

**What should be asked of USA Hockey’s controversial hire Vanbiesbrouck? (The Athletic)

**‘The bird was the tamest thing going on that night … so we thought’: An oral history of Bakersfield’s viral hockey moment (The Athletic)