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Morning Bag Skate: 1-30-21

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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: Blue Jackets 2, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (The Cannon) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks sign defenseman Madison Bowey to 2-year, $1.45 million deal (SCH)

Prospect report: Lukas Reichel’s strong DEL start (SCH)

Kevin Lankinen’s journey to Chicago: “He was so determined” (The Athletic)

Ian Mitchell experiencing growing pains through first 8 NHL games (Sun-Times)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 37 - Riding the roller coaster (SCH)

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: Hurricanes 1, Lightning 0 (Canes Country) (Raw Charge)

RECPAS: Blue Jackets 4, Panthers 3 (OT) (The Cannon)

RECAPS: Stars 7, Red Wings 3 (Winging it in Motown) (Defending Big D)

“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)


Games between Sharks and Golden Knights postponed (Knights on Ice)

Kevin Fiala suspended for 3 games (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Capitals 6, Islanders 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Leafs 4, Oilers 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Rangers 3, Sabres 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Canadiens 4, Flames 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 4, Penguins 1 (NHL)

Knights-Blues game postponed due to virus (NHL)

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)


In its 11th year, has #BellLetsTalk Day made an impact? (SCH)

The Metropolitan Riveters are leaving the Lake Placed bubble due to COVID-19 concerns (The Ice Garden)

Daniel Carcillo hopes to heal fellow TBI survivors with psilocybin mushrooms (Sun-Times)

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