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Morning Bag Skate: 10-26-21

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


What if there’s no way to save these Blackhawks? (SCH)

Blackhawks hope to transfer special-teams lessons to fix even-strength woes (Sun-Times)

How did we get here? Tracking the directionless, fickle Blackhawks’ fall from grace (The Athletic)

After another embarrassing loss, when will enough be enough for Blackhawks brass? (The Athletic)

As Blackhawks hit new low, fans’ disenchantment reaches the United Center (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Red Wings 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Winging it in Motown) (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Kane, Carpenter, Gustafsson placed in COVID-19 protocol (SCH)

RECAPS: Canucks 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Why the Blackhawks wear their numbers: 2021-22 season edition (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ refusal to play Dylan Strome is unfair to him and the team (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Islanders 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Lighthouse Hockey) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

Hardman gets his shot but Strome’s outlook with Blackhawks remains a mystery (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Hossa legacy night announced; Hardman recalled (SCH)

Number Munchers: Quantifying the Blackhawks’ dreadful start (SCH)


RECAP: Blue Jackets 4, Stars 1 (Defending Big D)

RECAP: Panthers 5, Coyotes 3 (Five for Howling)

RECAP: Blues 3, Kings 0 (St. Louis Game Time)

How can the Jets turn it around? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Jets’ Blake Wheeler enters NHL’s COVID-19 protocols (The Athletic)

John Klingberg injured in first game of Stars season (Defending Big D)

Gabriel Landeskog suspended 2 games (Mile High Hockey)


RECAP: Flames 5, Rangers 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Capitals 7, Senators 5 (NHL)

RECAP: Hurricanes 4, Maple Leafs 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Sabres 5, Lightning 1 (NHL)

NHL, NHLPA extended deal with Upper Deck (NHL)

Zach Whitecloud week-to-week with upper-body injury (Knights on Ice)

Getzlaf fined $1,000 for dangerous trip (NHL)

Jones out 4-6 months for Ducks with injury (NHL)

Jack Hughes’ injury and how it could expose the Devils’ weakness (All About the Jersey)

Mike Bossy takes leave of absence to receive treatment for lung cancer (Lighthouse Hockey)

LeBrun: Why NHL players and teams are agreeing to more long-term contracts (The Athletic)

Evander Kane suspended 21 games by NHL (NHL)

Canucks defenseman Travis Hamonic taking temporary leave of absence (The Athletic)


How the Hurricanes create a viral moment: Inside the art of throwing “the second punch,” with the NHL’s top trolls (The Athletic)

Mohawk Council of Kahnawake “repulsed” by politicization of Habs’ land acknowledgment (TSN)

ESPN+ to stream the entire 2021-22 Premier Hockey Federation season (The Ice Garden)

Former NHL players Jimmy Hayes died with fentanyl, cocaine in his system — “He never showed any signs of a struggle at home” (Tribune)