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Morning Bag Skate: 3-11-22

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Chicago Blackhawks v Tampa Bay Lightning
Ondrej Palat of the Tampa Bay Lightning skates against Andrew Desjardins of the Chicago Blackhawks during first period action
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This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.


RECAPS: Bruins 4, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Regardless of trade fate, Dylan Strome can take pride in having proved doubters wrong (Sun-Times)

Kirby Dach gets another run on the wing for the Blackhawks, but prefers playing center (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Norm Maciver returns as Blackhawks’ associate general manager, overseeing scouting (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 8, Ducks 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Pat Foley appears on “Tell Me a Story I Don’t Know” podcast (SCH)

Trevor Zegras’ success sets unfair standard for Kirby Dach evaluations (Sun-Times)

How do the Hurricanes blend analytics and scouting? What was Chicago’s GM search like? Ask Eric Tulsky (The Athletic)

Blackhawks trade deadline big board: The latest on Marc-Andre Fleury, Brandon Hagel and more (The Athletic)

Landon Slaggert provides glimmer of hope for Blackhawks’ parched forward prospect pipelines (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Lightning 6, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Raw Charge) (Sun-Times)

Do Toews and Kane want to be part of the rebuild? And do the Blackhawks want them to be? (The Athletic)

Why the Blackhawks needed a change in their amateur scouting leadership, philosophy (The Athletic)

Tyler Johnson’s success story provides more evidence for the effectiveness of disc-replacement surgery (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Toews still believes in himself and the Blackhawks, even as rebuild looms (Sun-Times)


Heiskanen out indefinitely with mononucleosis (NHL)

Predators want to re-sign Forsberg, GM says (NHL)

Super 16: Avalanche remain number one, Stars return to power ranking (NHL)

Koivu feeling emotions build before number retirement (NHL)

Is Kahkonen going to be a starter? (Hockey Wilderness)

Potential Avalanche trade targets include all-too-familiar name (Mile High Hockey)

How the Coyotes should approach the trade deadline (Five for Howling)

Scott Perunovich requires wrist surgery, will miss two months (St. Louis Game Time)


RECAP: Sabres 3, Golden Knights 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Hurricanes 2, Avalanche 0 (NHL)

RECAP: Coyotes 5, Leafs 4 in OT (NHL)

RECAP: Panthers 6, Flyers 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Wild 6, Red Wings 5 (NHL)

RECAP: Jets 2, Devils 1 (NHL)

RECAP: Senators 4, Kraken 3 (NHL)

RECAP: Islanders 6, Blue Jackets 0 (NHL)

Ovechkin bid to pass Jagr on NHL goals list fun for teammates, opponents (NHL)

Devils honor Zajac in pregame puck drop ceremony (NHL)

Anderson sixth U.S.-born goaltender to win 300 games (ESPN)

Heritage Classic preparation speeds up for Sabres-Maple Leafs on Sunday (NHL)

Ristolainen signs for five years, $5.1 million AAV (NHL)

Gretzky analyst at Heritage Classic (NHL)

Capitals condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine (ESPN)

McCann gets five-year contract with Kraken (NHL)

NHL redesigns Stanley Cup Playoffs logo (ESPN)

NHL suspends dealings with Russia-based KHL (ESPN)

Jagr’s Czech team to help Ukraine refugees (NHL)


Willie O’Ree joins Boston Pride ownership group (NHL)

NCAA conference playoffs recap (and a look ahead to the NCAA Tournament) (The Ice Garden)

Jagr holds fundraising game for Ukraine (NHL)

Rift widens between women’s pro hockey groups (ESPN)

Wyshynski: The impact of hockey’s Russian backlash, and what’s next (ESPN)

Ex-player Khristich still in Ukraine, vows to help (ESPN)

IIHF bans Russia, Belarus from its competitions (ESPN)