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Morning Bag Skate: 11-1-21

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NHL: OCT 30 Blackhawks at Blues

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Marc-Andre Fleury frustrated, embarrassed by Blackhawks’ awful October (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blues 1, Blackhawks 0 (SCH) (St. Louis Game Time) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Colliton stuck in limbo as Blackhawks’ coach entering post-Stan Bowman era (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Hurricanes 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Canes Country) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

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)

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

Kyle Beach to meet with Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Commissioner Bettman talks with Kyle Beach (NHL)

HOF plans to take Aldrich’s name off Cup (NHL)

Lazerus: Blackhawks’ unforgivable sin leaves their fans facing a difficult choice (The Athletic)

John McDonough’s silence during Blackhawks scandal fallout shows his cowardice (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)


RECAP: Hurricanes 2, Coyotes 1 (Five for Howling)

Blues place Ville Husso on COVID-19 protocol list (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)


RECAP: Ducks 4, Canadiens 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Kings 3, Sabres 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Rangers 3, Kraken 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Blue Jackets 4, Devils 3 (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)


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)