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Morning Bag Skate: 7-13-21

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.


Blackhawks trade Duncan Keith to Oilers (SCH) (The Athletic) (Tribune) (Sun-Times)

The Blackhawks’ legal strategy, how long it might take, what the NHL can do and the team’s plan in the meantime (The Athletic)

Kubalik’s success forming a pipeline from his Czech hometown (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks file motion to dismiss lawsuit from Michigan high schooler allegedly assaulted by Bradley Aldrich (Sun-Times) (content warning: this article contains content which may be sensitive to some readers)

Former Blackhawks player won’t take part in “window dressing” abuse investigation, lawyer says (TSN) (content warning)

Evaluating the Blackhawks on the Expansion Draft “bubble” (SCH)

Key offseason dates for the Blackhawks (SCH)

Blackhawks and the Expansion Draft: Who’s protected? Who isn’t? (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Tuesday Morning Deep Dish, Episode 10 — free agency and trade rumors (SCH)

Blackhawks prospect Michael Krutil signs 1-year AHL contract with IceHogs (On Tap Sports Net)

Jonathan Toews’ “multi-system, multi-symptom” illness explained by local healthcare professionals (Tribune)

What the Blackhawks’ future holds for forwards like MacKenzie Entwistle, Mike Hardman (SCH)


McGuire joins Senators front office (NHL)

31 Thoughts: Where NHL’s Olympic participation stands as offseason begins (Sportsnet)

McDavid says Canadiens show Oilers close (NHL)

Blues winger Vladimir Tarasenko request trade (The Athletic)

Blue Jackets goaltender Matiss Kivlenieks dies in tragic accident (The Cannon)

Wild re-sign Nick Bjugstad to one-year deal (Hockey Wilderness)

Predators trade Viktor Arvidsson to Kings (On the Forecheck)

Eichel, Sabres nearing resolution on injury (NHL)

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


How much is your NHL fan base allowed to complain? (Pension Plan Puppets)

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)