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Morning Bag Skate: 11-4-21

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


RECAP: Hurricanes 4, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

The Blackhawks-Red Wings rivalry: A lesson in diverging paths (SCH)

Blackhawks Bits: Khaira, Stillman removed from COVID protocol; Hossa night postponed (SCH)

Blackhawks’ COVID outbreak finally retreating as players, coaches return (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 5, Senators 1 (SCH) (Silver Sevens) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

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)

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

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)

Blackhawks, NHL mishandled sexual assault allegations in 2020 and 2021, not just 2010 (Sun-Times)

Kyle Beach to meet with Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Commissioner Bettman talks with Kyle Beach (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)


RECAP: Oilers 5, Predators 2 (On the Forecheck)

RECAP: Blue Jackets 5, Avalanche 4 (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Kings 3, Blues 2 (St. Louis Game Time)

Defenseman Conor Timmins to miss rest of season with knee injury (Five for Howling)

Kevin Fiala understands he’s off to a slow start (Hockey Wilderness)

Stars recall D Thomas Harley (Defending Big D)

When do we start to worry about Dante Fabbro? (On the Forecheck)

Scheifele returns from COVID protocol (NHL)


Crosby tests positive for COVID-19 (Pensburgh)

Drouin back with team after getting hit high by puck (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Rangers sign star defenseman Adam Fox (Blueshirt Banter)

Canadiens send Cole Caufiled to AHL (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Cedric Paquette suspended two games (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

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)


Bryce Salvador on battling the “toxic environment” of youth hockey, plus the impact of Kyle Beach (The Athletic)

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)