Morning Bag Skate: Peace out Kevin Hayes, and changes to the Draft Lottery system

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey.

The slow, humid days of August keep rolling by, so let's take a look at what's up around the NHL at the moment:

**Former Hawks first-rounder Kevin Hayes signed a two-year deal with the Rangers (Second City Hockey)

**I guess just watch this allowed goal whenever you're mad at Corey next season? (Puck Daddy)

**The price of Hawks tickets on the secondary market has gone up, apparently (Forbes)

**The Draft Lottery will see a new format in 2015, adding a new layer to the Connor McDavid derby (NHL)

**Some more twists and turns in the Bertuzzi-Moore situation, which the Canucks say has reached a settlement (TSN)

**San Jose's Raffi Torres could miss as much as half of 2014-15 due to a knee infection (CSN Bay Area)

**The Sharks also stripped Joe Thornton of his captaincy (CSN Bay Area)

**Alex Burmistrov wants back into the NHL, as long as it's not in Winnipeg (Pro Hockey Talk)

**Carolina expects to have Alex Semin healthy for the beginning of the season after wrist surgery (Hurricanes)