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Morning Bag Skate: 1-24-19

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

2018 Honda NHL All-Star Game - Central v Pacific Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images

The NHL All-Star break has officially started for all 31 teams. The All-Star weekend activities begin Friday with the skills competition at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The skills competition participants are expected to be announced Thursday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Bulls fell 121-101 to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday night at the United Center. Chicago Fire homegrown midfielder Djordje Mihailovic was named to the U.S. men’s national team’s final 23-player roster for upcoming friendlies against Costa Rica and Panama.

BLACKHAWKS

Entwistle in harmony with new junior team in Guelph (SCH)

3 up, 3 down from Blackhawks’ SO win over Islanders (SCH)

Volatile first half sets stage for Blackhawks’ big dreams after All-Star break (Chicago Sun-Times)

USHL’s Steel acquire Blackhawks prospect Josiah Slavin (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAP: Wild score 4 straight, defeat Avs for 3rd win in row (NHL)

RECAP: Saros makes career-high 47 saves, Preds top Golden Knights (NHL)

Preds’ Subban says he was bitten by Vegas’ Bellemare (The Tennessean)

RECAP: Blues hand Ducks 7th straight home loss (NHL)

How sharp? Stars players run — or skate — the gamut (The Athletic)

5 trade targets the Stars should consider (Defending Big D)

NHL

How desirable is the Oilers GM opening and what questions are prospective candidates asking? (The Athletic)

LeBrun: Possible candidates to replace Peter Chiarelli as Oilers GM (The Athletic)

Willis: With Chiarelli gone, this is what the Oilers need to do next (The Athletic)

7 notable trades by Chiarelli as Oilers GM (Sportsnet)

Chicagoland native Kendall Coyne-Schofield to participate in NHL All-Star skills competition (SCH)

RECAP: Ovechkin ties Fedorov, Capitals slide at 7 after loss to Maple Leafs (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens top Coyotes for 5th win in 6 games (NHL)

RECAP: Nedeljkovic makes 24 saves for Hurricanes in victory against Canucks (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Team Orr scores 4 in 3rd period for comeback win over Team Cherry (Sportsnet)

Women: Canada announces roster for Rivalry Series against Team USA (The Ice Garden)