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Morning Bag Skate: 10-27-21

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

FALLOUT FROM BLACKHAWKS INTERNAL INVESTIGATION (Content warning: details of the articles in this section may include details that could be disturbing to some readers)

Blackhawks president and GM Stan Bowman “steps aside” after team announces investigation findings (SCH) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (TSN) (Sportsnet)

Musings on Madison, Episode 67 — Stan Bowman out of a job as internal investigation goes public (SCH)

Bowman’s exit leaves already struggling Blackhawks in shambles (Sun-Times)

Greenberg: Blackhawks were guilty of indifference, cowardice during Stanley Cup run (The Athletic)

Regaining the trust of Blackhawks fans has to be the No. 1 priority for Rocky and Danny Wirtz (Tribune)

Blackhawks chose chasing a tarnished Cup instead of doing what’s right (Sportsnet)

Bowman steps down as USA Olympics GM (TSN)

Bettman to meet with Cheveldayoff, Quenneville on Blackhawks report (TSN)


Blackhawks Bits: Toews, Borgstrom in COVID protocol (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 66 — Blackhawks go from bad to worse (SCH)

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

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

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)


RECAP: Golden Knights 3, Avalanche 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Predators 3, Sharks 1 (On the Forecheck)

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, Devils 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Lightning 5, Penguins 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Kraken 5, Canadiens 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)


Meet the rookie who “crushed” Wayne Gretzky (though he’d rather be remembered “for something more exciting”) (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)