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Morning Bag Skate: 9-2-18

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

Chicago Blackhawks v St. Louis Blues Photo by Elsa/Getty Images

BLACKHAWKS

**Hawks T25U25: Nick Schmaltz at No. 1 (SCH)

**Hawks T25U25: Complete rankings (SCH)

**What should the Hawks do with their cap space? (The Athletic)

**4 Hawks make Sportsnet’s top 100 NHL players list (SCH)

**Former Hawk of the Week: Tuomo Ruutu (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

**How Avs’ MacKinnon became the NHL’s most gifted athlete (Sportsnet)

**Does Lindholm have a future with Avs? (Mile High Hockey)

**O’Reilly thinks the Blues can win the Stanley Cup this season (St. Louis GameTime)

**Blues need to win Stanley Cup for legend Bob Plager (St. Louis GameTime)

**Wild T25U25: Gustav Bouramman at No. 21 (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

**Capitals sign Russian forward Shumakov to 1-year, 2-way deal (The Washington Post)

**NHL team tiers: A player, coach, executive and scout project the 31 teams (The Athletic)

**Is Red Wings’ Zetterberg Hall of Fame worthy? (TSN)

**#NHLTopPlayers: Top 10 in Atlantic Division (NHL.com)

**Season preview: Rangers (The Athletic)

**Mark Stone is intriguing player for Rangers (Blueshirt Banter)

**Islanders T25U25: Barzal at No. 1 (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Blue Jackets T25U25: Dubois at No. 3 (Jackets Cannon)

HOCKEY WORLD

**Versteeg inks 1-year deal with KHL’s Avangard Omsk (theScore)

**Why the Connecticut Whale should pursue Finnish goaltender Meeri Räisänen (The Ice Garden)