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Morning Bag Skate: 8-9-18

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

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Edmonton Oilers v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


**Hawks to host public visitation for Mikita at United Center (SCH)

**Kuc: Mikita’s greatest legacy goes far beyond hockey (The Athletic)

**Will Wise be draft steal for Hawks? (The Athletic)

**Hawks T25U25: Niklas Nordgren at No. 24 (SCH)

**Hawks T25U25: Complete rankings (SCH)


**Preds T25U25: Emil Pettersson at No. 19 (On The Forecheck)

**Avs T25U25: A.J. Greer at No. 15 (Mile High Hockey)

**Wild’s Suter expects to be ready for training camp (theScore)

**NHL farm system rankings: Preds at No. 26 (The Athletic)


**How Jerry Buss, Bruce McNall brought Gretzky to Los Angeles 30 years ago (The Athletic)

**NHL farm system rankings: Bruins at No. 27 (The Athletic)

**Devils owner: Re-signing Hall ‘highest priority’ next summer (

**Summerside, PEI, considers statue of Gallant (The Guardian)

**Penguins’ Murray unveils new paint job for mask (Pensburgh)


**Gretzky named global ambassador for Beijing Kunlun Red Star (PHT)

**Pronman: World Junior camp takeaways and projected rosters (The Athletic)

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