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Morning Bag Skate: 6-5-21

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


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)

How brothers Kirby and Colton Dach’s successes in hockey are fueled by a competitive and loving sibling rivalry (The Athletic)

How did Pius Suter’s rookie season compare to other European free agents? (SCH)

Blackhawks offseason preview: Big decisions await with drafts, trades, free agency (Sun-Times)

Dominik Kubalik found new ways to make an impact in 2021 (SCH)

What to make of Dylan Strome’s 2021 season and future in Chicago (SCH)

Can Vinnie Hinostroza repeat his 2021 performance in the future? (SCH)

Where will Brandon Hagel fit into future Blackhawks lineups? (SCH)

The Blackhawks can look to Marian Hossa for how to handle Brent Seabrook, Andrew Shaw contracts this offseason (The Athletic)

Report: Blackhawks to sign 2020 first-round pick Lukas Reichel this summer (SCH) (Sun-Times)

What the Blackhawks are getting in new goalie Arvid Söderblom (The Athletic)


RECAP: Vegas makes fiery third-period comeback, cuts series deficit to 2-1 (Knights on Ice)

RECAP: Canadiens @ Jets Game 2 Top Six Minutes: Two for two (Eyes On The Prize)

RECAP: Staal’s overtime winner puts Canes on the board (Canes Country)

RECAP: Bruins take series lead with a 2-1 OT win in Game 3 (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Stanley Cup Playoffs second-round schedule (NHL)

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


King Clancy Trophy finalist announced (NHL)

Fleury’s 5-year-old daughter sends cute note to Golden Knights goalie dad (NHL)

NHL hopes to have decision on Canadian border sooner rather than later (Sportsnet)

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 (NHL)

Scheifele suspended four games (NHL)

Calder Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

Kraken get No. 2 pick in 2021 NHL Draft in lottery (NHL)

Ted Lindsay Award finalists announced (NHL)

They Won as N.H.L. Players. They’re Winning in Their Second Acts, Too. (New York Times)

Vezina Trophy finalists announced (NHL)


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

USA Hockey Set to Begin Olympic Centralization Camp for Women’s Team (SB Nation College Hockey)

Team Bauer topples Team Sonnet to win Canadian leg of Dream Gap Tour (The Ice Garden)

NWHL announces sale of Metropolitan Riveters to BTM Partners, John Boynton (The Ice Garden)