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Morning Bag Skate: 5-17-21

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Blackhawks 2021 player evaluations: Who met expectations? Who fell short? (Sun-Times)

Colliton on the timetable, Toews, the system: “We’re going to be an elite team” (The Athletic)

2010 Blackhawks player accuses coach of sexual assault (content warning for those who may be sensitive to the topic of the story) (WBEZ) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Bits: Bowman, Colliton speak on 2021 season (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Musings on Madison, Episode 52 — Exit Interviews (SCH)

Exit interviews: Kane’s scoring, Strome’s future, Dach’s wrist and more (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Players reflect on the end of the season (SCH)

Report: Blackhawks sign forward Henrik Borgström (SCH) (The Athletic) (Tribune)

Famous Last Words: A quick recap of the 2021 Blackhawks’ season (SCH)

RECAPS: Stars 5, Blackhawks 4 (SCH) (Defending Big D) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Column: A healthy Jonathan Toews is the Blackhawks No. 1 need for next season (Tribune)

Foley says he wishes he didn’t make “bullet in my head” remark during the Blackhawks finale (Tribune)

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


RECAP: Lightning 5, Panthers 4 (Raw Charge)

RECAP: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Wild 1, Golden Knights 0 (Hockey Wilderness)

Stanley Cup Playoffs first-round schedule (NHL)

We’re on the outside and we’re looking in; A Blackhawks fans guide to the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs (SCH)


Rangers fire David Quinn (Blueshirt Banter)


Breaking down Team Canada’s 2021-22 centralization roster (The Ice Garden)

NWHL approves sales of Connecticut Whale (The Ice Garden)