Morning Bag Skate: Quenneville's player usage and weirdness in San Jose

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

The weekend is nearly here, but the ongoing "The Simpsons" marathon should be able to keep you entertained. Or maybe you have a social life or something. Anyways, NHL news!

**An interesting piece from former SCH writer Jen LC on Joel Quenneville and player usage (The Committed Indian)

**The advanced stats movement continues with the Flyers hiring a manager of hockey analytics (Broad Street Hockey)

**Connor McDavid on playing in Buffalo: "Yeah, that’s something that’s crossed your mind, I guess." WHOA THERE RELAX BUDDY (Buffalo Times Herald)

**Evander Kane wants to make the playoffs because he's competitive like, y'know, a professional athlete (The Score)

**Jean-Sebastian Giguere officially retired on Thursday (Avalanche)

**Of all the places in this humungous big universe, Minnesota is where Ilya Bryzgalov wants to be next season (Pro Hockey Talk)

**The Sharks apparently didn't tell Joe Thornton he's no longer their captain, which seems like an imperfect way of going about that (Pro Hockey Talk)