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Morning Bag Skate: 8-24-19

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Toronto Maple Leafs v Chicago Blackhawks Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via Getty Images

There was no news on the Blackhawks front Friday.

Elsewhere in Chicago sports, the Sky topped the first-place Mystics 85-78. The Cubs’ five-game win streak was snapped in a 9-3 loss to the Nationals. The White Sox scored eight unanswered runs in a 8-3 win over the Rangers.

On Saturday, the Fire visit the New England Revolution. The Bears visit the Colts for Week 3 of preseason play. The Cubs and White Sox both play again.

(Photo: Andrew Brunette)


T25U25: Alex Vlasic at No. 9 (SCH)

T25U25: The 2019-20 preseason rankings (SCH)


Wild trade Gustav Bouramman to Panthers for future considerations (Hockey Wilderness)

What the Wild are getting in Bill Guerin, according to those who know him best (The Athletic)

Avalanche’s Gabriel Landeskog adds his support for Swedish women’s national team (Mile High Hockey)

Avalanche Top 25 Under 25: Tyson Jost at No. 6 (Mile High Hockey)


When building a Stanley Cup winner, does size matter? (The Athletic)

Q&A: Senators’ D.J. Smith on changing team’s culture (Sportsnet)

Auston Matthews talks Arizona summers, Sun Devil ad, Coyotes owner, Leafs captaincy, Mitch Marner (The Athletic)


IIHF suspends CapitalsEvgeny Kuznetsov 4 years for cocaine (ESPN)

Women’s T25U25: Boston College’s Megan Keller at No. 4 (The Ice Garden)