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Morning Bag Skate: 10-29-21

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

Quenneville resigns as Panthers coach (NHL) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Lazerus: Quenneville’s singular obsession with winning came at far too steep a price (The Athletic)

Powers: Toews and Kane missed the boat by showing support for Bowman (The Athletic)

Toews strikes wrong chords with comments on Stan Bowman, Kyle Beach (Sun-Times)

Kyle Beach identifies himself as “John Doe” from Blackhawks internal investigation (SCH) (TSN) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Toews, Kane speak for first time since reveal of internal investigation (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Lazerus: Kyle Beach’s courage and humanity is in sharp contract with the craven men who failed him (The Athletic)

On Day 1 without Stan Bowman, Blackhawks players and Jeremy Colliton react to investigation, organizational changes (The Athletic)

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)


RECAPS: Maple Leafs 3, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Tribune) (Pension Plan Puppets)

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)


RECAP: Avalanche 4, Blues 3 (NHL)

What should the Jets do with Kevin Cheveldayoff? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Ball Arena requiring vaccination or negative COVID-19 test (Mile High Hockey)

What’s the Blues’ plan for being without Ryan O’Reilly? (St. Louis Game Time)

Report: Conor Timmins to miss 8-12 weeks (Five for Howling)


RECAP: Lightning 5, Coyotes 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Flames 4, Penguins 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Hurricanes 3, Bruins 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Flyers 2, Canucks 1 (NHL)

Whitecloud signs 6-year deal with Vegas (NHL)

Doughty out at least 8 weeks with knee injury (NHL)

Kucherov out 8-10 weeks after surgery (NHL)

P.K. Subban fined $5,000 for tripping (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)


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)