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Morning Bag Skate: 11-24-21

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


RECAPS: Flames 5, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Matchsticks and Gasoline) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

A franchise-altering decision looms for the Blackhawks on Kane and Toews (The Athletic)

Riley Stillman out with knee injury, helping Erik Gustafsson keep his spot (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Bits: Kalynuk recalled; Stillman placed on injured reserve (SCH)

Behind Enemy Lines, Ep. 2: Checking in with Second City Hockey & the Blackhawks (Matchsticks & Gasoline)

With 64 games left, Blackhawks’ path to playoff contention looks plausible but difficult (Sun-Times)

New Blackhawks assistant Rob Cookson brings plentiful experience, new perspective (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 1, Canucks 0 (SCH) (Nucks Misconduct) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Ryan Carpenter’s stability with Blackhawks can be traced to 2019 contract decision (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Oilers 5, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Copper and Blue) (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Kraken 2 (SCH) (Davy Jones Locker Room) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Protecting leads still a learning process for Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks won’t rush top prospect Lukas Reichel despite prolific AHL start (Sun-Times)

Musings on Madison, Episode 70 — Blackhawks November Road Trip and Prospect Talk (SCH)

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 and Kyle Beach agree to start mediation next month after initial settlement talks reached an impasse (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Beach “courageous,” says mother of player assaulted by Brad Aldrich (TSN)

Hall of Fame covers Bradley Aldrich’s name on Stanley Cup (Sun-Times)

Kevin Cheveldayoff, Patrick Kane apologize, settlement talks begin as Blackhawks scandal fallout continues (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Gary Bettman, Bill Daly address continued fallout from Blackhawks internal investigation (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

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

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


RECAP: Stars 4, Oilers 1 (Defending Big D)

Compher out one month for Avalanche (NHL)

The Coyotes search for a starting goaltender (Five for Howling)

I’m sort of glad hockey players can punch each other (Hockey Wilderness)


RECAP: Lightning 4, Flyers 0 (NHL)

Hayes reinjured, week-to-week for Flyers (NHL)

As a dad and a D-man, Duncan Keith is in a better place in Edmonton (The Athletic)

NHL’s total abandonment of series-style scheduling leaves road-weary players scratching their heads (The Athletic)

Point out 4-6 weeks (NHL)

Chara enters protocol, Nelson out 2-4 weeks (NHL)

Senators return to practice after COVID pause (NHL)

Ducks’ Comtois out 6 weeks after hand surgery (ESPN)

Troy Brouwer retires after 14 seasons (NHL)

Slumping Canucks “looking at everything” (NHL)

Ellis out 4-6 weeks for Flyers with injury (NHL)

Bakrov week-to-week with knee injury (NHL)

Pulock out 4-6 weeks for Islanders (NHL)

Phaneuf retires after 14 NHL seasons (NHL)

Hockey Hall of Fame induction ceremony speeches (NHL)


Canada closing its border to unvaccinated professional, amateur athletes on Jan. 15 (TSN)

Weariness over COVID-19 growing, but players still want to participate in Olympics (Sportsnet)

How USA hockey legend Cammi Granato is blazing a new trail in Seattle (Sportsnet)