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Morning Bag Skate: 12-16-22

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


RECAPS: Golden Knights 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Luke Richardson learning how to maintain delicate balances as coach of a losing team (Sun-Times)

Toews finding the fun — and maybe the future — in Blackhawks’ rebuild (The Athletic)

Toews’ positivity fades to discouragement after Blackhawks’ ugly loss to Capitals (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Capitals 7, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

4 Blackhawks prospects named to Canada’s World Juniors team (SCH)

Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 12/12: Learnin’ from the Devil(s) (SCH)

Mrazek activated from injured reserve (SCH)

Assessing the Blackhawks biggest threats for the No. 1 overall pick in 2023 (SCH)

Dickinson searching for offense but appreciating steady role (Sun-Times)

Tyler Johnson close to returning from an ankle sprain: “It was really frustrating” (Tribune)

Blackhawks Monday Report: Richardson stays upbeat, Strome returns and basement’s in sight (The Athletic)

Turns out Blackhawks are awful enough to contend for top draft pick, after all (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ hesitance to shoot exacerbating talent deficit (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Jets 3, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Game Time Adjusted for Blackhawks, Blue Jackets Game on Dec. 31 (NHL)

What I’m hearing about Patrick Kane, Jonathan Toews trades and more (The Athletic)

Reichel re-assigned to Rockford (NHL)

RECAPS: Devils 3, Blackhawks 0 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Lukas Reichel recalled from Rockford (SCH)

Soderblom remains bright spot, despite Blackhawks’ horrible season (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Islanders 3, Blackhawks 0 (SCH) (Sun-Times)


Ducks 5, Canadiens 2 (NHL)

Lightning 4, Blue Jackets 1 (NHL)

Stars 2, Capitals 1 (NHL)

Kings 3, Bruins 2 (NHL)

Flyers 2, Devils 1 (NHL)

Penguins 4, Panthers 2 (NHL)

Hurricanes 3, Kraken 2 (NHL)

Rangers 3, Maple Leafs 1 (NHL)

Jets 2, Predators 1 (NHL)

Sabres 4, Avalanche 2 (NHL)

Blues 4, Oilers 3 (NHL)


Moore signs 5-year contract with Kings (NHL)

Trotz says he’s unlikely to coach this season (NHL)

Ovechkin taking Howe chase “step by step” (NHL)

Surging Penguins lose D Petry, F Zucker to injury (ESPN)

Salary cap expected to rise $1 million in 2023-24 (NHL)

Flames’ Tanev helped off after slap shot to head (ESPN)

Kraken claim Tolvanen off waivers (The Athletic)

Golden Knights place leading scorer Eichel on IR (ESPN)

Letang returns for Penguins after stroke (NHL)

Capitals place Kuemper on IR (NHL)

McCarron enters Player Assistance program (NHL)

NHL suspends Kraken D Oleksiak for three games (ESPN)

Sabres’ Skinner suspended 3 games for cross-checking (The Athletic)

Pietrangelo out indefinitely for Golden Knights because of family illness (NHL)

MacKinnon out 4 weeks for Avalanche with upper-body injury (NHL)

Carey Price got into trouble, but the Canadiens did nothing to help him (The Athletic)

NHL Power Rankings find Eastern teams in top three (The Athletic)

Blue Jackets’ Jakub Voracek could be out for season due to concussion (NHL)

Marner’s point streak sets record for Maple Leafs (The Athletic)

Demko out six weeks for Canucks with lower-body injury (NHL)


PHF salary cap reaches new high: Will double to $1.5 million for ‘23-24 season (The Ice Garden)

2023 World Junior Championship Schedule (NHL)

Marie-Philip Poulin named Canadian Athlete of the Year (The Athletic) (CBC)