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Morning Bag Skate: 7-8-21

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


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)

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)


RECAP: Lightning 1, Canadiens 0 (Raw Charge) (Habs Eyes on the Prize) (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)


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)