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Morning Bag Skate: 6-8-21

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

BLACKHAWKS

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)

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)

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

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

STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS

RECAP:Islanders 5, Bruins 4: Nelson’s insurance goal proves pivotal as Isles hang on to win Game 5 (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Canadiens vs. Jets Game 4 Top Six Minutes: Third Round Bound (Eye On The Prize)

RECAP: Vegas delivers in Game 4, evens series at 2-2 thanks to five unanswered goals (Knights on Ice)

RECAP: Islanders 4, Bruins 1: Barzal’s late Game 4 winner sends tied series back to Boston (Lighthouse Hockey)

RECAP: Lightning beat Hurricanes 6-4 in wild Game Four (Raw Charge)

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)

NHL

Canada approves border exemption for NHL teams (NHL)

Selke Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

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

Lady Byng Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

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 (The Athletic)

Scheifele suspended four games (NHL)

Calder Trophy finalists announced (NHL)

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

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

HOCKEY WORLD

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)

Paul the hero as Canada captures gold at IIHF Worlds (TSN)

USA wins bronze (TSN)

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)