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Morning Bag Skate: 8-27-21

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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

Blackhawks add Colby Cohen to TV studio lineup; Mayers, Konroyd reportedly out (SCH) (Sun-Times)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Artur Kayumov ships in at 23 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Adam Gaudette arrives at 24 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Mike Hardman debuts at 25 (SCH)

Former Blackhawks forward Jimmy Hayes dies at 31 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Stanley Cup of Chowder) (Litter Box Cats) (On Tap Sports Net) (NHL)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Honorable mentions (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Graduates, departed players (SCH)

Projecting Blackhawks’ 2021-22 depth chart: How will a crowded field sort out? (SCH)

Jones-ing for a No. 1 defenseman: A Q&A with The Cannon on Seth Jones (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 61 - Top 25 Under 25 Preview (SCH)

Blackhawks sign MacKenzie Entwistle to 2-year contract extension (SCH)

Remembering Blackhawks legend Tony Esposito: “Tony was a great goalie and a great human” (The Athletic)

Blackhawks re-sign Alex Nylander (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (On Tap Sports Net)

Blackhawks survey 3.0: Fans weigh in on Seth Jones, Stan Bowman, the state of the rebuild and much more (The Athletic)

Jake McCabe, Connor Murphy united on Blackhawks after 12 years of friendship (Sun-Times)

NHL

Hurricanes lock up Svechnikov with 8-year deal (Canes Country)

Flyers sign Sean Couturier to 8-year extension (Broad Street Hockey)

Canadiens Price, Drouin expected to be ready for training camp (Sportsnet)

Flyers sign Derick Brassard to one-year deal (Broad Street Hockey)

NHL preseason to being September 25 (NHL)

Oilers will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test (TSN)

Canucks confirm support of province’s proof of vaccination program (TSN) (Sportsnet)

Rod Gilbert passes away at 80 (Blueshirt Banter)

Merzlikins son’s name honors Kivlenieks (NHL)

Travis Sanheim, Flyers agree to new deal (Broad Street Hockey)

Henrik Lundqvist announces retirement from hockey, Rangers to retire number this season (Blueshirt Banter)

Red Wings to buy out veteran Frans Nielsen (Winging it in Motown)

“Point of no return”: Glendale to boot Coyotes from Gila River Arena after 2021-22 season (The Athletic)

NHL will let teams place sponsor advertisements on jerseys (Sun-Times) (Sportsnet)

HOCKEY WORLD

2021 Women’s Worlds - links below from the Ice Garden:

Canada routs US 5-1

Hilary Knight breaks all-time Worlds scoring record

By the numbers: Canada-USA rematch, more than two years in the making (Sportsnet)

NHL teams mourn deaths of 3 junior hockey players (NHL)

USA women’s hockey getting younger, and Carolina Harvey is proof (ESPN)

What to watch for at 2021 IIHF Women’s World Championship (Sportsnet)