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Morning Bag Skate: 3-17-21

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

NHL: MAR 11 Coyotes at Blackhawks Photo by Patrick Gorski/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

BLACKHAWKS

Practice updates: Slavin signs, 2021 Draft on schedule (SCH)

The Ides of March Are Upon Us (SCH)

Prospect Report: Reichel, other 2020 prospects continue to shine (SCH)

Dach’s return will improve — but further complicate — Blackhawks’ center situation (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Panthers 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Panthers 4, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Litter Box Cats) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

Prospect stock watch: Who’s up, who’s down in Chicago’s farm system (The Athletic)

Blackhawks in position to accomplish something — finally — in season’s second half (Sun-Times)

Breaking down Blackhawks’ salary cap, expansion draft effects of Brent Seabrook’s retirement (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Stars 2 (SCH) (Defending Big D) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

One year later, Blackhawks reflect on March 11, 2020 — the night COVID-19 took over (Sun-Times)

2013 Blackhawks vs. 2016 Penguins: Who would win the showdown of mini-dynasties? (The Athletic) I’m offering my own reaction to this article: here

CENTRAL DIVISION

RECAPS: Red Wings 4, Hurricanes 2 (Winging it in Motown) (Canes Country)

RECAPS: Lightning 4, Stars 3 (Raw Charge) (Defending Big D)

Tortorella denies benching Laine (NHL)

Blue Jackets trade Veini Vehvilainen to Maple Leafs for Mikko Lehtonen (The Cannon)

Lightning announce fans will return on March 13 (Raw Charge)

NHL

RECAP: Devils 3, Sabres 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Capitals 3, Islanders 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 2, Penguins 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Wild 3, Coyotes 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Avalanche 8, Ducks 4 (NHL)

Eichel out “for the foreseeable future” (NHL)

NHL announces new seven-year deal with ESPN, Walt Disney Company (SCH)

HOCKEY WORLD

NWHL rosters announced for playoffs (The Ice Garden)

Meet Chyne Lewis, a Chicago-area teen and Black Girl Hockey Club awardee with eyes on the future (The Athletic)

Inside an NHL dressing room: Longing for the giddy chirping, awkward silence and off-beat interviews (The Athletic)