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Morning Bag Skate: 8-21-19

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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Pittsburgh Penguins v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images

There was no news on the Blackhawks front Tuesday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Sky held off the Dream 87-83. Anthony Rizzo hit two homers to power the Cubs past the Giants 5-3. The White Sox fell 14-4 to the Twins.

On Wednesday, the Red Stars host the Orlando Pride and Alex Morgan. The Cubs and White Sox both play.


T25U25: Aleksi Saarela at No. 12 (SCH)

T25U25: The 2019-20 preseason rankings (SCH)


Stanley Cup blueprint: How the Central teams stack up to the Blues (The Athletic)

‘I’m just waiting to see what happens now:’ Stars’ Honka prepared for future, whatever it holds (The Athletic)

Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: J.T. Compher at No. 9 (Mile High Hockey)


Agent of Maple Leafs’ Mitch Marner contacts Swiss club Zurich (Sportsnet)

Canucks officially sign GM Jim Benning to 3-year extension (Sportsnet)

Carolina reveals ‘Canes new road uniform (Canes Country)

Russ Conway, writer who brought down hockey union boss, dies (PHT)

When adding staffers, NHL Seattle must navigate complete minefield with those currently under contract elsewhere (The Seattle Times)


University of Illinois is in ‘red zone’ for D1 program (Chicago Tribune)

Boston Pride sign Swedish goaltender Lovisa Selander (The Ice Garden)

Women’s T25U25: Canadian goalie Emerance Maschmeyer at No. 7 (The Ice Garden)