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Morning Bag Skate: 2-8-23

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


RECAPS: Ducks 3, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Report: Patrick Kane’s decision on his future coming “relatively soon” (SCH)

Is this Patrick Kane’s farewell to the Blackhawks? (The Athletic)

Seth Jones enjoyed his NHL All-Star experience, but he and Kane critique “gimmicky” skills events (Tribune)

Blackhawks Bits: Multiple injury updates, Toews and Kane trade chatter (SCH)

Dying Hard: NHL Reverse Standings Update — And we’re back (SCH)

Kane, Blackhawks both preparing for all possible trade scenarios (Sun-Times)

Kane on “intriguing” trade possibilities — and some tickets getting a price hike. What we learned as the Blackhawks returned from the All-Star break (Tribune)

Evaluating the cost and of a Toews trade to the Colorado Avalanche (The Athletic)

2023 NHL prospect pool rankings: No. 5 Chicago Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Blackhawks return from bye week with plenty of good injury news (Sun-Times)

Seth Jones scores but Central Division falls short of All-Star title (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ trade market: Lengthy list of players who might be dealt (Sun-Times)

Max Domi went through “torture” for his tattoos, but doesn’t have any regrets (Tribune)

NCAA prospect update, 2/3: Nazar skating; Commesso thriving (SCH)

CHL/USHL prospect update, 2/3: Blue line prospects continue to shine (SCH)

Remembering the old versions of Blackhawks TV (SCH)

Blackhawks Europe prospect update for 2/2: Good time for those with “S” names (SCH)

Blackhawks AHL prospect update for 2/2: IceHogs slumping in ‘23 (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 111 — Talking Toews and Kane’s futures (SCH)


Penguins 2, Avalanche 1 (NHL)

Sharks 4, Lightning 3 (NHL)

Oilers 5, Red Wings 2 (NHL)

Islanders 4, Kraken 0 (NHL)

Golden Knights 5, Predators 1 (NHL)


Cozens gets 7-year contract with Sabres (NHL)

U.S. Labor Secretary Marty Walsh will lead NHL players union (Sun-Times)

Tortorella writes fans, admits Flyers “not there yet” (ESPN)

NHL superstar roundtable: Chaning playoffs, next expansion teams and cheat meals (ESPN)

Flames GM on plans before trade deadline (NHL)

Penguins lacking consistency, Hextall says (NHL)

Toronto to host 2024 NHL All-Star Game (NHL)

Horvat, Islanders agree to 8-year contract extension (NHL)

Caps give Milano 3-year, $5.7 million extension (ESPN)

Dylan Strome signs 5-year, $25M extension (ESPN)

Golden Knights’ Robin Lehner owes $27.3 million to creditors (The Athletic)

Larkin hopes to stay with Detroit long term (NHL)

Tarasenko not focusing on possible trade (NHL)

Dahlin replaces Thompson on ASG roster (NHL)

Stone has back surgery, out indefinitely (NHL)

Nyquist likely out for season for Columbus (NHL)

Devils assistant coach Brunette charged with DUI (ESPN)


Jagr scores record 1,099th goal at almost 51 (ESPN)

CAA signs eight in initial women’s hockey push (ESPN)

Connecticut’s Janine Weber reflects on 8-year journey (The Ice Garden)

Toronto Six’s Watts lands PHF record salary (ESPN)

2023 PHF All-Star rosters announced (The Ice Garden)