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Morning Bag Skate: 10-5-21

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


RECAPS: Blackhawks 6, Red Wings 4 (SCH) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times)

Jake McCabe has called Chicago home for years and now he’s at home with the Blackhawks, too (The Athletic)

Alex DeBrincat learning to hold on to the puck for an “extra second” (Sun-Times)

Not-so-dazzling debuts, “killer” mentalities, roster battles and a secret broken leg: 10 Blackhawks observations (The Athletic)

After struggling as a rookie, Ian Mitchell embraces AHL possibility (Sun-Times)

Dylan Strome trying to stay optimistic despite reduced role (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Bits: Roster cut down to 49; Saturday’s lineup revealed (SCH)

RECAPS: Blues 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Tribune)

Calvin de Haan’s chaotic summer of love, speculation and uncertainty ends where he wants to be: with the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

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)


RECAP: Predators 6, Lightning 1 (On the Forecheck)

Sure seems like Matt Boldy is going to make the roster (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Avalanche 6, Wild 4 (Mile High Hockey) (Hockey Wilderness)

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)


Preseason: Kaprizov scores in debut (NHL)

Matthews aims to start season with Toronto (NHL)

NHL’s top 30 over 30: Counting down the league’s best “old guys” (The Athletic)

“It became borderline dangerous”: Predators’ Mark Borowiecki details his mental health journey (The Athletic)

NHL reaches out to Lehner after social media accusations (TSN) (Sportsnet)

Hughes, Pettersson sign with Canucks (NHL)

Canada submits three names for Olympics (NHL)

Evans gets 3-year extension with Canadiens (NHL)

Preseason: Horvat, Pearson boost Canucks (NHL)

Backstrom could miss Capitals opener (NHL)

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)


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)