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Morning Bag Skate: 6-17-21

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

BLACKHAWKS

Is Adam Gaudette more than a one-season wonder? (SCH)

Mailbag: Avalanche offseason plans, Rask’s future with Bruins, Blackhawks on Jones or Hamilton (NHL)

Blackhawks sign Czech forward Jakub Pour to 2-year, entry-level contract (SCH)

Finding the value in Ryan Carpenter’s contributions to the Blackhawks (SCH)

Inside Ryan Stewart’s ‘tremendous run’ from a folding ECHL team to Blackhawks assistant GM (The Athletic)

SCH Podcast: Monday Morning Deep Dish, Episode 9: NHL Final Four (SCH)

IceHogs Athletic Trainers D.J. Jones, John Walter And AHL Athletic Trainers Selected As Yanick Dupre Memorial Award Winners (IceHogs)

Seth Jones isn’t the solution to the Blackhawks’ defensive woes, but Dougie Hamilton could be (Sun-Times)

Lukas Reichel ready for his fast track to the Blackhawks — and so is his Eisbaren Berlin coach: “He has a great shot with a sneaky release” (Tribune)

What went wrong — and how it can be made right — for Duncan Keith (SCH)

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)

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

RECAP: Canadiens @ Golden Knights Game 2 Top Six Minutes: Cooling the red-hot Knights (Eyes on the Prize)

RECAP: Lightning defeat Islanders 4-2 to even series (Raw Charge)

Pacioretty downplays facing Canadiens (NHL)

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

LeBrun: The Jack Eichel sweepstakes have begun, NHL coaching carousel news (The Athletic)

Bruins face tough decisions in remaining Stanley Cup contender (NHL)

Lindblom of Flyers wins Masterton Trophy for perseverance (NHL)

Youth Hockey Director wins Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award (NHL)

Gallant hired as coach of Rangers (NHL) (Blueshirt Banter)

Hurricanes give Dougie Hamilton permission to talk to other teams (Sportsnet) (NHL)

Power, projected No. 1 pick in 2021 draft, considering return to Michigan (NHL)

NHL Draft prospects ranking 2021: Corey Pronman’s final top 151 (The Athletic)

Dallas Stars defenseman Stephen Johns announces retirement (USA Today)

Rinne of Predators wins King Clancy Trophy (NHL)

Rask expected to miss start of next season (NHL)

Hall sees “fit for me” with Bruins (NHL)

Selke Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

Kadri appeal of 8-game suspension denied (NHL)

Canada approves border exemption for NHL teams (NHL)

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

HOCKEY WORLD

‘Fear is a liar. The world is ready’: LGBTQ+ sports media members on their experiences (The Athletic)

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)