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Morning Bag Skate: 7-2-21

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What are Blackhawks looking for in Pat Foley’s successor? Here are some hints (Sun-Times)

Trade packages for Seth Jones: What the Blackhawks, Avs, Kings and Flyers could offer the Blue Jackets (The Athletic)

Blackhawks rumor roundup: “Rumblings” of a Keith trade (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Jonathan Toews provides first public update on his physical condition (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (On Tap Sports Net)

Toews opens up about the longest year of his life: “The best worst thing that’s ever happened to me” (The Athletic)

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)


RECAP: Lightning 3, Canadiens 1 (Raw Charge) (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

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)


Predators trade Viktor Arvidsson to Kings (On the Forecheck)

Eichel, Sabres nearing resolution on injury (NHL)

Projected top pick yet to speak with Sabres (NHL)

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)