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Morning Bag Skate: 8-18-22

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


Report: Blackhawks to sign Cole Guttman (SCH) (The Athletic)

2022 Top Under 25: Boris Katchouk debuts at 25 (SCH)

Blackhawks sign Jack Johnson to one-year deal (SCH) (The Athletic) (NBC Sports Chicago) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Pat Foley will fulfill dream by calling Cubs game at Wrigley Field (Sun-Times)

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Honorable mentions (SCH)

2022 Top 25 Under 25: Last year’s list and the elephant in the room (SCH)

Meghan Hunter’s rapid ascent within Blackhawks continues with assistant GM position (Sun-Times)

SCH Podcast: Corey Sznajder on hockey data, music and more (SCH)

Blackhawks sign Caleb Jones, Philipp Kurashev to one-year contracts (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Max Domi (SCH)

Blackhawks mailbag, part 2: Who’s the logical choice to replace Eddie Olczyk? (The Athletic)

Blackhawks sign first-round pick Kevin Korchinski to entry-level contract (SCH)

A Blackhawks fan guide to the 2022 World Juniors (SCH)

Blackhawks mailbag, part 1: The Kane and Toews trade question, Connor Bedard, and more (The Athletic)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Andreas Athanasiou (SCH)

5 Blackhawks prospects named to World Juniors rosters (SCH)


Answering the offseason’s lingering questions (ESPN)

Maple Leafs, Rasmus Sandin hit contract rut: “Negotiations are going nowhere” (Sportsnet)

Avalanche re-sign forward Bowers (TSN)

COVID-19 protocol for 2022-23 season (NHL)

Scheifele ready for “bit of a fresh start” (NHL)

Huberdeau to donate brain for CTE research (ESPN)

Sharks’ Knyzhov suffers torn Achilles tendon (ESPN)

Lehner to have surgery, miss entire season (NHL)

Olczyk joines Kraken broadcast team (NHL)

Jets, Gustafsson agree to terms on two-year deal (TSN)

Oilers superfan Ben Stelter dies at age 6 after battle with cancer (Sportsnet)

Pacioretty likely out first half of season (NHL)

Trouba named Rangers captain (NHL)

Necas signs two-year deal with Hurricanes (NHL)

Scott Wheeler’s preseason top 32 prospects for the 2023 NHL Draft (The Athletic)

Bergeron, Krejci sign with Bruins (NHL)

Roy signs 5-year contract with Vegas (NHL)


World Juniors daily roundup (NHL)

NHL Network 2022 WJC broadcast schedule (NHL)

A closer look at the USA Hockey 2022 Festival rosters (The Ice Garden)