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Morning Bag Skate: 8-13-21

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


Former Blackhawks coach gives investigators account of player abuse allegations (TSN) (Content warning: This link contains details which may be disturbing to some readers)

As the Blackhawks face allegations and lawsuits, their fans are left to evaluate their loyalty (The Athletic)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Tyler Johnson (SCH)

Legendary Blackhawks goaltender Tony Esposito dies at 78 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic) (NHL)

Blackhawks sign Mike Hardman to 2-year contract extension (SCH)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Jake McCabe (SCH)

Blackhawks radio analyst Troy Murray reveals cancer diagnosis (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (On Tap Sports Net)

Stronger, faster and (mostly) vegan, Blackhawks’ Adam Gaudette has “changed who I am as a player” (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks sign Brandon Hagel to a 3-year, $4.5 million contract (SCH) (On Tap Sports Net) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Lawyer asks US Center for SafeSport to investigate Blackhawks GM (TSN)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Forward Jujhar Khaira (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 60 - Deep dives on the newest Blackhawks (SCH)

Blackhawks takeaways: From Marc-Andre Fleury to Dylan Strome to Brandon Hagel, where does everybody stand? (The Athletic)


Oilers sign Slate Koekkoek for two more years (Copper and Blue)

Jets to require vaccination of all fans at games (TSN)

Jets extend Neal Pionk for 4 years at $5.875 million AAV (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Reinhart signs 3-year deal with Panthers (NHL)

Red Wings sign Jakub Vrana to 3-year extension, $5.25 million AAV (Winging it in Motown)

Flyers re-sign Carter Hart to 3-year contract (Broad Street Hockey)

Report: Ross Colton, Lightning settle on two-year contract before arbitration (Raw Charge)

Igor Shesterkin re-signs with the Rangers (Blueshirt Banter)

Capitals sign RFA Ilya Samsonov to 1-year, $2 million contract (Japers’ Rink)

Pelech gets 8-year contract from Islanders (NHL)

Bergeron, Bruins discussing extension (NHL)


NWHL releases 2021-22 regular season schedule (The Ice Garden)

Traded for Marc-Andre Fleury and unwanted by the Golden Knights, Mikael Hakkarainen is in a strange situation (The Athletic)

“In-game betting but on steroids”: Sinclair’s sports broadcast of the future (The Athletic)

How bad teammates can disrupt dressing rooms, team chemistry (Sportsnet)

Sources: NHL, IOC unable to agree on rights deal (ESPN)

World Junior showcase: Jake Sanderson looks NHL ready, Aatu Raty gets buzz; plus USA’s projected roster (The Athletic)