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Morning Bag Skate: 8-2-19

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

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St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

There was nothing new on the Blackhawks front Thursday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Cubs were shut out 8-0 by the Cardinals. The White Sox lost their fourth straight with a 4-0 loss to the Mets.

On Friday, the Cubs return home to start a series against the Brewers. The White Sox head east to visit the Phillies.


Chris Kunitz retires, joins Blackhawks coaching staff (SCH)

Photo gallery: Blackhawks prospect camp (SCH)

Top 25 Under 25: Community vote (SCH)

Top 25 Under 25: Eligible players (SCH)

Top 25 Under 25: Graduates, departed (SCH)


How much damage did Paul Fenton do to the Wild? (The Athletic)

Avalanche sign AJ Greer to 1-year extension (Mile High Hockey)

Best- and worst-case scenarios for each member of the Predators’ roster (The Athletic)


NHL teams would rather pay for points than wins (Raw Charge)

NHL bench is ‘like a NASCAR pit crew,’ so is four coaches a crowd? (The Athletic)

Flames place Michael Stone on waivers for purpose of buyout (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

Matt Cullen joins Penguins’ hockey ops in player development role (Pensburgh)


Luke Hughes following brothers Jack and Quinn on path to NHL (Sportsnet)