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Morning Bag Skate: 1-28-21

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This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

Introducing the new members of the SCH staff!


RECAPS: Predators 2, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (On the Forecheck) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Lucas Wallmark added to NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol list (SCH)

Ranking Patrick Kane’s 16(!) Blackhawks centers as he waits for Kirby Dach (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Predators 3, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (On the Forecheck) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

DeBrincat, Boqvist added to NHL’s COVID-19 Protocol list (SCH)

The Blackhawks most valuable front office asset is their European scouting (SCH)

Inside Kevin Lankinen’s journey from tireless playoff observer to Blackhawks’ starting goalie (Sun-Times)

Murphy, Zadorov show they can be shutdown pair for Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Report: Former Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling to join IceHogs (SCH)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 2 (SCH) (Winging it in Motown) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)


“You root for guys like that” Opportunity knocks for Hurricanes’ Lorentz (Canes Country)

RECAPS: Stars 2, Red Wings 1 (Winging it in Motown) (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Panthers 4, Blue Jackets 3 (The Cannon) (Litter Box Cats)

3 Takeaways from the Canes’ First 3 Games of the Season (Canes Country)

I Don’t Wanna Play the Head Games (Winging it in Motown)


Shocking: Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford resigns (Pensburgh)

Additional reactions to the Rutherford news are here, here and here

RECAP: Canucks 5, Senators 1 (NHL)

Vegas coaches out for COVID-19 precautions (NHL)

RECAP: Avalanche 7, Sharks 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Sabres 3, Rangers 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Capitals 3, Islanders 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Leafs 4, Flames 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 3, Penguins 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Blues 5, Golden Knights 4 (NHL)

RECAP: Jets 6, Oilers 4 (NHL)


2021 NWHL season in Lake Placid, Day Three (The Ice Garden)

A statement from The Ice Garden (The Ice Garden)

NBCSN to shut down at end of 2021 (Broad Street Hockey)

AHL’s dire financial situation leaves players “begging” for help (NY Post)