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Morning Bag Skate: 6-11-21

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

BLACKHAWKS

Adam Boqvist continues to progress but still has room to grow (SCH)

Lukas Reichel signs entry-level contract (SCH) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

Remember Alex Nylander? A look at his past, present and possible future (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 56 - Talking Playoffs, Blackhawks Offseason Thoughts and More (SCH)

Connor Murphy remains underrated (SCH)

Marián Hossa had already moved on from hockey, and now his contract has too. What does his future hold? (The Athletic)

SCH Podcast: Monday Morning Deep Dish, Episode 8: 2021 Draft Preview (SCH)

Let’s Talk About Wyatt Kalynuk (SCH)

A reminder of what Jonathan Toews can contribute to the Blackhawks (SCH)

Podcast: Should Blackhawks try acquiring Seth Jones? (NBC Sports)

Seven contenders to land Blue Jackets’ Seth Jones in trade (Sportsnet)

Blackhawks to select No. 11 overall in first round of 2021 NHL Draft (SCH) (Tribune)

Mock 2021 NHL Draft (The Athletic) (TSN) (NHL) (EP Rinkside)

Alex DeBrincat is a rising star in the NHL (SCH)

IceHogs Generate Over $11,000 For The Autism Program Of Easterseals (IceHogs)

Chicago Blackhawks face a 2nd lawsuit relating to an alleged sexual assault by former video coach (content warning for those who may be sensitive to the topic of the story) (Tribune) (WBEZ)

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

RECAP: Golden Knights 6, Avalanche 3 (Knights on Ice)

RECAP: Islanders 6, Bruins 2 (Lighthouse Hockey)

Schedule for Stanley Cup Semifinals (NHL)

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

NHL

Kadri appeal of 8-game suspension denied (NHL)

Canada approves border exemption for NHL teams (NHL)

Selke Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

Matthew Coronato, Sean Behrens headline Chicago-connected prospects preparing for NHL Draft (Sun-Times)

Lady Byng Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

Eight lessons Rangers GM Chris Drury can learn from the NHL’s final eight contenders (The Athletic)

Mark Scheifele’s hit on Jake Evans is part of the game, and that is the problem (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

The Chicago Gay Hockey Association: What it does, why it matters and how to get involved (The Athletic)

“I’ve been myself since Day 1” - Meghan Duggan on leadership, equity and her new job with the Devils (The Athletic)

LeBrun: Gerard Gallant led Canada to an unlikely gold medal at the World Championship, so how long until he returns to the NHL? (The Athletic)

Goalie Taya Currie becomes first female player drafted into OHL (The Athletic) (CBC) (Sportsnet)

Rescheduled 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championships to be held in Calgary (The Ice Garden)