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Morning Bag Skate: 10-24-22

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NHL: OCT 23 Kraken at Blackhawks Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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

BLACKHAWKS

RECAPS: Blackhawks 5, Kraken 4 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ solid start providing early validation of self-belief (Sun-Times)

Childhood friends Entwistle, Raddysh, Dickinson amazed by Blackhawks reunion (Sun-Times)

Eddie Olczyk’s return to the United Center is “an emotional time,” but he stands by his “business and lifestyle decision” to leave Blackhawks booth (Tribune)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks prospect update for 10/21: NCAA (SCH)

Blackhawks prospect update for 10/21: Europe (SCH)

Blackhawks unveil “Reverse Retro” look for ‘22-23 season (SCH) (CHGO)

Blackhawks searching for “proper, objective way” to decide number retirements after Marian Hossa (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks will risk losing “millions” with a new ticket strategy — ending relationships with most brokers — but if could pay off in the long run (Tribune)

Blackhawks Rebuild Report: Oct. 20, 2022 (CHGO)

Takeaways from meeting with Danny Wirtz & Jamie Faulkner (CHGO)

Blackhawks prospect update for 10/19: AHL (SCH)

Blackhawks leadership communicating with Kyle Davidson to plan for future trades (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ business operations entering new era after significant structure, personnel changes (Sun-Times)

Q&A with Blackhawks executives Danny Wirtz and Jamie Faulkner: What does “transparency” look like? How patient will they be with the rebuild? (Tribune)

Kevin Korchinski equally focused on becoming a pro, team success after Blackhawks camp (The Athletic)

NHL GAME RECAPS

Red Wings 5, Ducks 1 (NHL)

Blue Jackets 5, Rangers 1 (NHL)

Panthers 3, Islanders 2 (NHL)

Sharks 3, Flyers 0 (NHL)

NHL NEWS

Borowiecki home after leaving on stretcher (NHL)

Eric Staal signs with Panthers, joins brother in Florida (ESPN)

After jerseys thrown, Canucks feel fan frustrations: “It’s something that hits home (Sportsnet)

Canadiens Slafkovsky day-to-day with upper-body injury (TSN)

How Eddie Olczyk found comfort in the Kraken (The Athletic)

Vladar gets two-year contract with Flames (NHL)

Source: Fanatics CEO sells 76ers, Devils stake (ESPN)

Landeskog out 12 weeks after knee surgery (NHL)

Vrana to enter Player Assistance Program (NHL)

Maple Leafs coach clears air with players (NHL)

Ekblad placed on LTIR by Panthers (NHL)

Connor Brown out long-term for Capitals (NHL)

Salary cap could increase by at least $4 million (NHL)

LeBrun rumblings: NHL teams get welcome news of potential salary-cap relief coming in 2023 (The Athletic)

Kuznetsov suspended 1 game for high stick (NHL)

IIHF drops doping case against Avs’ Nichuskin (ESPN)

Schmaltz out 6-8 weeks for Coyotes (NHL)

Bertuzzi out 4-6 weeks for Red Wings (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Lazerus: Hockey is for everyone? New NHL diversity report shows how false that is (The Athletic)

Hockey Canada had third reserve fund for uninsured claims (The Athletic)

Mike Keenan to lead Italy at ‘26 games (ESPN)

Hockey Canada CEO, board of directors resigns (ESPN)

Interim Hockey Canada chair Andrea Skinner tenders resignation (Sportsnet)