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Morning Bag Skate: 2-11-22

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


With his shoulder finally healed, Brandon Hagel hopes to be “second-half player” (Sun-Times)

Four takeaways from Blackhawks 4-1 upset win over the Oilers (Tribune)

Blackhawks GM search: What each candidate brings and what experts are saying about them (The Athletic)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Oilers 1 (SCH) (Copper and Blue) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks interview Mathieu Darche, the Lightning director of hockey operations, for their GM vacancy (Tribune)

Blackhawks Q&A: How much has Rocky Wirtz’s outburst cost the team’s credibility with fans? And can the team get it back? (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Toews, Lankinen to miss upcoming three-game road trip (SCH)

Be “pros,” not cons, say Blackhawks, facing a second half without much else to believe in (Sun-Times)

Alex DeBrincat’s on-ice play making him more marketable off the ice (The Athletic)

The Blackhawks Week That Was and Will be, 2/7: Facepalms for everyone (SCH)

Jeff Greenberg, the Cubs assistant GM, is the 5th person — and 1st outside the NHL — to interview for the Blackhawks GM job (Tribune)

Wyatt Kalynuk, Caleb Jones and Blackhawks’ other depth defensemen entering important time (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks next GM, whoever it is, will be given immense power and freedom (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks fire AHL trainer for sexual harassment (ESPN) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)


RECAP: Avalanche 3, Lightning 2 (Mile High Hockey)

RECAP: Devils 7, Blues 4 (NHL)

Foligno suspended two games for kneeing Lowry (Hockey Wilderness)

Craig Berube signs three-year extension (St. Louis Game Time)

Tyler Bozak reaches significant career milestone (St. Louis Game Time)

Mats Zuccarello is key to Wild’s success rest of season (Hockey Wilderness)

Lost in the Avalanche: Patrick Bordeleau (Mile High Hockey)

Wild extend Jordan Greenway through 2024-25 season (Hockey Wilderness)

What is your trade deadline wishlist for the Blues? (St. Louis Game Time)

Entry-Level Expectations: Adam Wilsby (On the Forecheck)

MacKinnon expected to miss one week after Taylor Hall hit (Mile High Hockey)

The Blues have a goaltending tandem, not a controversy (St. Louis Game Time)


RECAP: Blue Jackets 4, Sabres 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Hurricanes 6, Bruins 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Penguins 2, Senators 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Capitals 5, Canadiens 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Flames 5, Maple Leafs 2 (NHL)

Zack Kassian out with fractured jaw; Duncan Keith in concussion protocol (Copper and Blue)

Dave Tippett out as head coach of the Oilers (Copper and Blue)

Coyotes to play in new arena at ASU (NHL)

Martin St. Louis named Canadiens interim head coach (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Brad Marchand suspended six games (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Tuukka Rask has retired (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Matthews practices, expects to play Thursday (NHL)

Eichel takes full contact at Vegas practice (NHL)

Buzz: Jack Hughes enters COVID-19 protocol (NHL)

2022 Draft, Canada games may be moved (NHL)


Olympic women’s hockey quarterfinal games are set (The Ice Garden)

The Isobel Cup Playoffs are heading to Florida (The Ice Garden)

Buffalo Grove’s Megan Bozek continuing Olympic journey (Tribune)