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Morning Bag Skate: 6-19-21

A daily look at hockey news around the world

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


Patrick Kane faced tougher competition in 2021, for better and worse (SCH)

What Riley Stillman brings to the table for the Blackhawks (SCH)

The scuttlebutt of the Blackhawks offseason so far (The Athletic)

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)

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

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


RECAP: Golden Knights @ Canadiens Top Six Minutes: Powerhorse on the trot (Eye on the Prize)

RECAP: Lightning defeat Islanders in Game 3, take series lead (NHL)

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

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)


Barkov of Panthers wins Selke Trophy as best defensive forward (NHL)

Brind’Amour wins Jack Adams. re-signs with Hurricanes (NHL)

2020-21 NHLPA Player Poll (NHLPA)

Seattle Kraken mock expansion draft (The Athletic)

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)

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


‘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)