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Morning Bag Skate: 11-8-21

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


RECAPS: Blackhawks 2, Predators 1 (SCH) (On the Forecheck) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Kyle Davidson, Derek King address media for first time (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks fire Jeremy Colliton; Derek King named interim head coach (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

No, the Blackhawks underlying numbers have not been improving (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 68 — More Blackhawks Struggles (SCH)

Jeremy Colliton’s frustration escalating as Blackhawks repeat mistakes (Sun-Times)

Kirby Dach building confidence in his shot but struggling with accuracy (Sun-Times)

2 Blackhawks can’t travel to Canada because of COVID-19 restrictions — so defenseman Nicolas Beaudin gets the call (Tribune)

Lazerus: It’s time for the Blackhawks to free Dylan Strome (The Athletic)

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

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: Ducks 4, Blues 1 (St. Louis Game Time)

RECAP: Wild 5, Islanders 2 (Hockey Wilderness)

RECAP: Canucks 6, Stars 3 (Defending Big D)

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)


RECAP: Red Wings 5, Golden Knights 2 (NHL)

Jack Eichel traded to Vegas (Knights on Ice) (Die by the Blade)

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)


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)