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Morning Bag Skate: 6-21-19

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

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NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Montreal Canadiens Jean-Yves Ahern-USA TODAY Sports

Home openers for next season will be announced Friday before the first round of the NHL draft at Rogers Arena in Vancouver.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, Red Stars goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher posted a two-save shutout for the United States in a 2-0 win over Sweden to win Group F at the World Cup. The USWNT (Red Stars’ Morgan Brian, Tierna Davidson, Julie Ertz and Naeher) will face Spain in the knockout round Monday.

The Bulls selected guard Coby White of North Carolina with the No. 7 overall pick and forward Daniel Gafford of Arkansas in the second round in the NBA draft. The Bears signed sixth-round cornerback Duke Shelley to a rookie contract to lock up the final member of their 2019 draft class. Adbert Alzolay struck out five and walked two in his first MLB win in the Cubs’ 7-4 victory over the Mets.

On Friday, the White Sox begin a road series against the Texas Rangers. The Cubs continue their series against the Mets.


Blackhawks NHL draft guide: Who they’ll pick, draft needs, trends and more (SCH)

What makes NHL Draft prospect Alex Turcotte tick? ‘I just want to be the best’ (The Athletic)

Blackhawks NHL draft On the Clock, Episode 3: NHL Scouting Combine (SCH)

Hossa should have broken Selke Trophy center bias (SCH)


Avs have Tyson Barrie on trade block, per report (Mile High Hockey)


SB Nation’s 2019 NHL mock draft (SCH)

NHL can thank women’s hockey for molding Jack Hughes into Barry Sanders on skates (The Washington Post)

Everett’s Wolf out to prove size not everything for NHL goalies (Sportsnet)


NHL expands video-review rules, coaching challenges (Sportsnet)

Maple Leafs willing to listen to offers for Kapanen, Kadri (The Score)

Lightning’s Callahan to long-term IR with degenerative back disease (Raw Charge)

Canucks sign Alex Edler to 2-year, $12M extension (Nucks Misconduct)

Ducks sign Miller, Holzer, Grant to 1-year extensions (Anaheim Calling)