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Morning Bag Skate: 9-3-21

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


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)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: MacKenzie Entwistle works to No. 16 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Wyatt Kaiser steamrolls to No. 17 (SCH)

Blackhawks sign Connor Murphy to 4-year contract extension (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (On Tap Sports Net)

With their new defensive core locked in, the Blackhawks suddenly face renewed expectations and pressure (The Athletic)

NHL Pipeline Rankings: No. 23 Chicago Blackhawks put Kirby Dach in front of a deep system (The Athletic)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Alec Regula at No. 18 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Evan Barratt down to No. 19 (SCH)

With sights set on making Blackhawks out of camp, Lukas Reichel getting acclimated on and off ice in Chicago (The Athletic)

Jeremy Colliton ready to prove he can lead Blackhawks’ resurgence (Sun-Times)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Landon Slaggert takes 20 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Isaak Phillip jumps on at 21 (SCH)

2021 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Nolan Allan debuts at 22 (SCH)

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


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)

Blues sign Colton Parayko to 8-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

Islanders news: Casey Cizikas/Anthony Beauvillier deals(?) and the “best teammate I ever had” (Lighthouse Hockey)

Beauvillier, Sorokin, Palmieri have new deals (Lighthouse Hockey)

Report: Parise confirms agreement with Isles (TSN)

Why the Kotkaniemi offer sheet makes sense for the Hurricanes (Sportsnet)

Predators re-sign Eeli Tolvanen (On the Forecheck)

Kotkaniemi signs offer sheet from Hurricanes (Habs Eyes on the Prize) (Canes Country)

Those close to Kotkaniemi predicted he had played ‘last game’ with Habs following playoff scratch (TSN)

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)


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)

In Dorchester, Jimmy Hayes gets a special goodbye from youth hockey players lining the streets (The Athletic)

2021 Women’s Worlds: Recaps from The Ice Garden

Canada wins gold and Finland wins bronze

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