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Morning Bag Skate: 7-15-21

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


Blackhawks No. 11 pick in 2021 NHL Draft: Making case for Jesper Wallstedt (SCH)

Sopel: Former Blackhawks teammates should be “telling the truth publicly” about assault allegations (TSN) (content warning: this article contains content which may be sensitive to some readers)

NHL Mock Draft 2021: Blackhawks select Jesper Wallstedt with No. 11 pick (SCH)

What can the Blackhawks expect from Caleb Jones? (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 58 - Farewell, Duncan Keith (SCH)

Lazerus: Duncan Keith trade leaves the Blackhawks’ golden age a faded — but ineffable — memory (The Athletic)

Joel Quenneville offers to participate in Blackhawks’ investigation into 2010 sexual assault allegations (Tribune) (content warning)

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) (content warning)

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)

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)


Reports: Shea Weber has career-threatening injury, won’t be protected (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Report: Landeskog upset with contract talks (NHL)

Wild buy out contracts of Suter, Parise (Hockey Wilderness)

Pekka Rinne retires (On the Forecheck)

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)

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


Why the WHL’s Portland Winterhawks changed their logo (The Athletic)

How Brent Sopel is opening doors for fellow former hockey players (ESPN)

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)