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Morning Bag Skate: 9-7-18

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

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Philadelphia Flyers v Chicago Blackhawks - Stanley Cup Game Two Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images


**McDonough ‘confident’ Crawford will be ready for training camp (SCH)

**Toews ready to let his play do the talking after putting long offseason to use (The Athletic)

**Ab McDonald, member of 1961 Hawks’ championship team, dies at 82 (SCH)

**Hawks training camp schedule (SCH)


**Staal, Wild agree to discuss new contract during season (NHL)

**Jets sign goalie Eric Comrie to 1-year, 2-way contract (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**LeBrun: What it took to get Ryan Ellis re-signed in Nashville (The Athletic)

**Fabbri on comeback trail with Blues after rehab that included ballet (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Season Preview: Colorado Avalanche (The Athletic)

**Wild T25U25: Brennan Menell at No. 18 (Hockey Wilderness)


**Blue Jackets sign GM Jarmo Kekalainen, president John Davidson to multi-year extension (Columbus Dispatch)

**Arace: Good call for Blue Jackets to re-up leadership, but tough calls await (Columbus Dispatch)

**NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: ‘I think it’s insulting to our league’ (ESPN)

**If NHL players had to get a face tattoo, what would they get? (Yahoo)

**Rosen: Penguins ‘need’ to win Stanley Cup back from rival Capitals (NHL)

**Despite another knee surgery, Sharks star Joe Thornton still confident he can ‘dictate the play’ (The Athletic)

**Questions about drug testing in the NHL surface following Nate Schmidt’s suspension (The Athletic)

**Pronman: Most intriguing prospect to watch at camp for every NHL team (The Athletic)

**State of the Franchise: Lots of buzz and lots of skepticism as Hurricanes struggle to return to relevance (The Athletic)

**Neal sees optimal fit on Flames’ top line (Sportsnet)

**Islanders get tax break for Nassau Coliseum project (PHT)

**Panthers announce training camp roster (Litter Box Cats)

**Panthers T25U25: Henrik Borgstrom at No. 7 (Litter Box Cats)

**Red Wings T25U25: Evgeny Svechnikov at No. 8 (Winging It In Motown)


**Women’s hockey is growing strong (The Ice Garden)