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Morning Bag Skate: 10-1-21

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Gaudette’s stock rising, Dach looks special again and other things we’ve learned from Blackhawks preseason (The Athletic)

Nylander, Dach among blackhawks using training camp to regain fitness (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Red Wings 4, Blackhawks 3 (OT) (SCH) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

Seth, Caleb Jones acclimating to brotherly reunion on Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Kirby Dach feels “100 percent,” while Jonathan Toews has ways to go: Evaluating every player from the Blackhawks’ first full scrimmage (The Athletic)

Chicago Blackhawks 2021-22 season preview (The Athletic)

Tyler Johnson uses Lightning experience to adapt to Blackhawks’ first-line role (Sun-Times)

Column: Newcomer Tyler Johnson tells the unvarnished truth — that the Blackhawks need “to be a little more sandpaper” (Tribune)

Observations on Tyler Johnson’s line, Dominik Kubalik’s power-play role, injuries and more (The Athletic)

Lankinen neither offended nor intimidated by Marc-Andre Fleury’s arrival (Sun-Times)

The Blackhawks’ Stanley Cup era started with Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews. Can they help usher in a new one this season? (Tribune)

Ten thoughts on the Blackhawks after three days of training camp (The Athletic)

Blackhawks training camp: 10 observation from Seth Jones getting comfortable, jersey letters, roster competition (The Athletic)


How Mats Zuccarello continues to produce well into his 30s (Hockey Wilderness)

Filip Forsberg is entering the most important season of his career (On the Forecheck)

Blues announce GM Doug Armstrong has signed a 5-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

Blues trade Zach Sanford to Senators for Logan Brown (St. Louis Game Time)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Colorado Avalanche (SCH)

Tarasenko “here to work” after trade request (NHL)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: St. Louis Blues (SCH)

Second City Hockey’s 2021-22 season preview: Minnesota Wild (SCH)

Wild sign Kirill Kaprizov to 5-year deal (Hockey Wilderness)


Predators, Red Wings score six (NHL)

Red Wings announce surgery for Vrana — out at least 4 months (Winging it in Motown)

Down Goes Brown: Finding hope for the NHL’s 10 most hopeless teams (The Athletic)

A viewing guide on how to watch NHL hockey on American television or streaming platforms (The Athletic)

The 2021 NHL broadcast rankings: The best and worst markets to watch the games (The Athletic)

From Alexis Lafreniere to Filip Zadina, predicting one breakout star for all 32 teams (The Athletic)

NHL Hope-O-Meter: How optimistic are you about your team for 2021-22? (The Athletic)

Preseason roundup: Hischier goal gives Devils win (NHL)

NHL sets trade deadline for March 21 (NHL)

Avalanche analyst McNab has cancer (NHL)

Campbell says “no excuses” Maple Leafs (NHL)

Preseason roundup: Kotkaniemi scores in debut (NHL)

Matthews practices for first time since surgery (NHL)

Devils goalie Blackwood is unvaccinated (NHL)

Sept. 27: NHL preseason roundup (NHL)

Rangers to retire Lundqvist’s No. 30 on Jan. 28 (NHL)

Capitals’ McIlrath suspended four games (NHL)

Senators’ Greig suspended two games (NHL)

New NHL jerseys by Adidas to debut Oct. 12 (NHL)


Understanding the true impact of racism in hockey is the only way we’ll find progress (Sportsnet)

IIHF releases 2022 Olympic schedule (The Ice Garden)

Behind the masks: Inside the studios of the artists who give goalies their game faces (The Athletic)

A conversation with PHF commissioner Ty Tumminia (The Ice Garden)