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Morning Bag Skate: 6-23-21

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


Evaluating the rookie seasons for Ian Mitchell and Nicolas Beaudin (SCH)

“What we promise is what they get”: How the Blackhawks became a leader in signing European players (The Athletic)

Blackhawks rumor roundup: Eichel and Strome and Zadorov, oh my! (SCH)

Allegations over Blackhawks’ handling of sex-abuse complaints could forever tarnish the team’s golden age (The Athletic)

Dougie Hamilton? Seth Jones? Nikita Zadorov? What we’re hearing about the Blackhawks’ offseason plans (The Athletic)

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

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

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

Riley Stillman following father Cory’s advice while carving his own NHL path (Sun-Times)

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


RECAP: Canadiens 4, Golden Knights 1 (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

RECAP: Lightning 8, Islanders 0 (Raw Charge)

Ducharme hopes to return to Canadiens soon (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)


Sedins named advisers to Canucks GM (NHL)

Wild assistant GM Tom Kurvers dies after battle with lung cancer (Hockey Wilderness)

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)

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)