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Morning Bag Skate: 9-30-22

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


Luke Richardson teaching Blackhawks new systems in straightforward way: “It helps everybody” (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) (The Athletic)

Report: NHL salary cap expected to increase sharply in next few years (SCH)

Jack Johnson brings time-tested knowledge, experience to Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blues 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) (The Athletic)

EP Rinkside 2022 NHL prospect pool rankings: No. 13 Blackhawks (Elite Prospects)

Inside Alex Stalock’s journey from myocarditis diagnosis to NHL comeback with Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Is Patrick Kane really the 35th-best player in the NHL? “I think I’m better than that” (The Athletic)

“Hockey just comes to me”: Kevin Korchinski ready for his first look in a Blackhawks uniform (CHGO)

Dylan Sikura returns as a different kind of player (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Monday report: Roster competition and waiver-wire goalies (The Athletic)

Josiah Slavin grows into a leadership role in Rockford and Chicago (Bleacher Nation)

Three “Hawks Hits”: Andreas Athanasiou, added weight and speed galore (CHGO)

Petr Mrazek optimistic offseason changes lead to better health (The Athletic)

Players enthused by changes under Luke Richardson (The Athletic) (Bleacher Nation)

Max Domi excited for his opportunity with Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks (Bleacher Nation)

Jujhar Khaira ready to put Jacob Trouba’s hit, tumultuous season behind him (Sun-Times) (Tribune)


Marner could be used as defenseman (NHL)

Zegras being evaluated for injury (NHL)

Sandin signs 2-year deal with Maple Leafs (NHL)

Devils F Nico Hischier out at least 10 days (TSN)

Couturier won’t need surgery (NHL)

Tavares out for start of season for Toronto (NHL)

Knight gets 3-year contract with Panthers (NHL)

NHL Future Power Rankings: Predicting best, worst teams for the next three seasons (ESPN)

Lightning postpone two preseason games (NHL)

Boeser likely out to start season for Canucks (NHL)

Hart day-to-day for Flyers (NHL)

Ovechking focusing on Cup, not chasing Howe (NHL)

Lingering questions for all 32 NHL teams heading into training camp (ESPN)

Inside Wild star Kirill Kaprizov’s harrowing offseason journey back from Russia to the US (The Athletic)

Why NHL might buy local broadcasts from Sinclair, and what it could mean: Business notebook (The Athletic)

Landeskog likely to miss start of season (NHL)

Backstrom optimistic he’ll play this season (NHL)

Ellis has back injury, unlikely this season (NHL)

Ducks to talk Zegras contract after season (NHL)


Inside Team USA star Brianna Decker’s move from the PWHPA to the PHF (Sportsnet)

Canada drops vax mandate for athletes, visitors (ESPN)

PWHPA announces 2022-23 rosters (The Ice Garden)

Czech government to NHL: Don’t bring Russian players (ESPN)

PHF releases Season 8 schedule (The Ice Garden)

How is Hockey Canada doing on getting its federal funding back? (Sportsnet)