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Morning Bag Skate: 9-10-21

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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BLACKHAWKS

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Nicolas Beaudin drops to No. 9 (SCH)

He helped the Blackhawks win the Stanley Cup. But now 2 lawsuits are bringing scrutiny to a former coach’s behavior around young players (Tribune) Content warning: this article contains details which may be disturbing to some readers

Blackhawks to honor Shaw, Seabrook, Hjalmarsson’s retirement this season (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks single-game tickets go on sale Sept. 14 (Tribune)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Drew Commesso at No. 10 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Henrik Borgstrom at No. 11 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Riley Stillman arrives at No. 12 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex Vlasic moves up to No. 13 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alex Nylander drops to No. 14 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Arvid Soderblom debuts at No. 15 (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Sam Fels, and a discussion on why we care about sports (SCH)

NHL players to participate on Olympics (SCH) (On Tap Sports Net) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

With NHL officially committed to Olympics, many Blackhawks could be in the mix (Sun-Times)

United Center to require proof of vaccination or negative COVID test for events — including Blackhawks games (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Blackhawks staff changes: Jay Blunk, James Gary depart, new management shifts focus (The Athletic) (Sun-Times)

NHL

David Backes retires as a St. Louis Blue (St. Louis Gametime)

Canucks’ Horvat on COVID-19 vaccine: “I encourage everybody to get it” (Sportsnet)

Sidney Crosby has wrist surgery, out at least six weeks (Pensburgh)

Bergeron to decide on future after season (NHL)

Ranking the best under-23 NHL players: Does Cale Makar or Andrei Svechnikov top the list? (The Athletic)

Merzlikins seeks Vezina as Kivlenieks tribute (NHL)

Seguin almost “back to normal” for Stars (NHL)

The Jesperi Kotkaniemi saga: Kotkaniemi to join Hurricanes (Canes Country) (Habs Eyes on the Prize); A worthy gamble for the Hurricanes (Canes Country)

Canadiens acquire Christian Dvorak (Habs Eyes on the Prize) (Five for Howling)

Hurricanes’ Jake Gardiner expected to miss season due to back, hip surgeries (Sportsnet)

Flyers sign Joel Farabee to 6-year extension (Broad Street Hockey)

Report: Coyotes submit bid for new arena (NHL)

NHL’s new COVID-19 protocols create financial impact, increased restrictions for unvaccinated players (The Athletic)

NHL teams have more data than ever; figuring out what matters is new test (Sportsnet)

HOCKEY WORLD

“You cannot miss this window”: As Olympics approach, what’s next for pro women’s hockey? (The Athletic)

“This goes beyond me” — Coyotes create program for hockey coaches to improve diversity (The Athletic)

“This is not a risk-free era”: On Canadian hockey easing fans back into the rink (The Athletic)

NWHL rebrands to PHF (The Ice Garden)

What the US needs to fix before 2022 Olympics after gold-medal game loss to Canada at women’s worlds (The Athletic)

“It’s 10 years and it still doesn’t let you go”: Love, pain remain a decade after the Lokomotiv Yaroslavl crash (The Athletic)