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Morning Bag Skate: 8-16-19

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

The Blackhawks announced their 2019-20 season promotional schedule Thursday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs blew a 5-0 lead to the Phillies in a 7-5 loss. The White Sox fell 8-7 to the Angels.

On Friday, the Bears visit the Giants for a preseason game. The Sky host the Sparks. The Cubs head to Pittsburgh to start a series against the Pirates. The White Sox play the Angels again.

(Photo: Sebastien Caron)


Blackhawks decide not to sign prospect Beau Starrett, 3 others to NHL deals (SCH)

Blackhawks to wear Winter Classic black jersey 3 times next season (SCH)

Blackhawks announce 10th anniversary celebration dates for 2010 Stanley Cup team (SCH)

T25U25: Lucas Carlsson at No. 17 (SCH)

Adam Boqvist, Kirby Dach to represent Blackhawks at NHLPA Rookie Showcase (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Are fan conventions, games worth the money? (SCH)

T25U25: The 2019-20 preseason rankings (SCH)


Sources: Penguins assistant GM Bill Guerin interviews again for Wild GM job, starts to separate from pack (The Athletic)

Up close with David Poile: On Mikael Granlund, Kyle Turris, power play and ‘enjoying the process’ (The Athletic)

Avalanche T25U25: Conor Timmins at No. 12 (Mile High Hockey)

Pronman NHL farm system rankings: No. 24 Stars (The Athletic)


Inside the RFA standoff and why it impacts nearly every NHL team (The Athletic)

Report: Kevin Hayes only signed with Flyers because they overpaid him (Yahoo! Sports)

Breaking down an NHL salary: The numbers aren’t as big as you think (The Athletic)

What does an NHL coach do in the offseason? (The Athletic)


Women’s T25U25: Boston College’s Daryl Watts at No. 10 (The Ice Garden)

Tentative deal set to allow NWHL resume use of Beauts logos (Sportsnet)