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Morning Bag Skate: 6-30-21

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


Calvin de Haan is better than just expansion draft bait (SCH)

Examining the rookie season — and the potential — of Philipp Kurashev (SCH)

Blackhawks’ investigation into sexual assault allegations raises questions of credibility and transparency (The Athletic)

For the Blackhawks, it’s too little, too late (SCH)

Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 57 — It’s all bad news (SCH)

Blackhawks to conduct independent review of sexual assault allegations: CEO memo (The Athletic) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

This is what the Blackhawks have always been (Deadspin)

Greenberg: In 2010, the Blackhawks won a Stanley Cup and lost something more important (The Athletic)

Blackhawks organization named in multiple lawsuits detailing sexual assault allegations (SCH) (content warning for those who may be sensitive to the topic of this story and several of the links below)

Former coach confirms Blackhawks management met to discuss alleged abuse (TSN) (content warning)

Former Blackhawks player: “Every guy on the team knew” about video coach’s alleged sexual assault (The Athletic) (Tribune) (Sun-Times) (content warning)

Source: Alleged assaults of Blackhawks players “an open secret” (TSN) (content warning)

The curious case of Nikita Zadorov (SCH)

Blackhawks announce next season will be Pat Foley’s last as play-by-play announcer (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (On Tap Sports Net)

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


Canadiens missed Joel Armia’s puck management in Game 1 (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

RECAP: Lightning 5, Canadiens 1 (Raw Charge) (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Ducharme hopes to return to Canadiens soon (NHL)

Schedule for Stanley Cup Final (NHL)

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


Vegas to host 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend (NHL)

TV information for Expansion, NHL Draft (NHL)

Hakstol hired as coach of expansion Kraken (NHL)

Messier joins ESPN as NHL studio analyst (NHL)

2020-21 NHLPA Player Poll (NHLPA)

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


Blackhawks great Chris Chelios joins ESPN as NHL studio analyst (On Tap Sports Net)

Chicago Steel sign head coach Brock Sheahan to 3-year contract extension (On Tap Sports Net)

‘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)