Morning Bag Skate: 6-22-22

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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


Finding Connor Murphy’s best fit within the Blackhawks lineup (SCH)

The Blackhawks’ forgotten Stanley Cup Final hat trick: Dirk Graham’s first-period magic (The Athletic)

Q&A with Hawks director of amateur scouting Mike Doneghey (NBC Sports Chicago)

What it means for Blackhawks, Oilers cap situations if Duncan Keith retires (The Athletic)

As Kirby and Colton Dach prepare for NHL future together, Dale Dach amazed by their blossoming careers (Sun-Times)

White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks discussing own TV network as NBC Sports Chicago deal winds down (Sun-Times)

How can the Blackhawks get the most out of Henrik Borgstrom? (SCH)

Why the Blackhawks are likely to trade Alex DeBrincat this offseason (The Athletic)

Trading Alex DeBrincat would be short-sighted madness by the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Why Hawks would be hit with cap penalty if Keith retired (NBC Sports Chicago)

Are the Blackhawks bad enough to tank? (The Athletic)

Everything about a potential Alex DeBrincat trade feels wrong (SCH)

Blackhawks draft strategy: New amateur scouting director Mike Doneghey lays out his plans (Sun-Times)

Report: Blackhawks “sought permission” to interview Luke Richardson, Brad Shaw (SCH)

What value could Boris Katchouk bring to the Blackhawks next season? (SCH)

If the plan is to tank next season, are the Blackhawks actually bad enough? (The Athletic)

Can the Blackhawks solve the Maple Leafs’ Petr Mrazek problem? (The Athletic)


Kucherov uncertain for Game 4 of Cup Final (NHL)

Kadri could return for Avalanche in Final (NHL)

Cooper questions NHL video review system (ESPN)

Imminent return of Lightning’s Point a huge X-factor in Stanley Cup Final (Sportsnet)

NHL executives predict the Stanley Cup Final (The Athletic)

Staff predictions for the Stanley Cup Final, MVP (The Athletic)

2022 Stanley Cup Final schedule (NHL)


2022 NHL Awards: Finalists and winners for Hart, Norris, Vezina, Calder trophies (ESPN)

DeBoer hired as coach of Stars (NHL)

Woodcroft to remain Oilers coach (NHL)

KHL star commits to Canucks for next season (NHL)

Backstrom future uncertain after surgery (NHL)

Tortorella vows culture change for Flyers (NHL)

Cassidy wants to “finish the job” in Vegas (NHL)

Bettman unsure if NHL will reinstate Quenneville (ESPN)

Cassidy hired as Golden Knights coach, replaces DeBoer (NHL)

Lauzon gets 8-million, 4 year deal with Predators (ESPN)

Koskinen leaves Oilers for Switzerland (NHL)

Sabres get Bishop from Stars in cap-related deal (ESPN)

Sabres to retire Ryan Miller’s No. 30 (ESPN)


“We haven’t learned a damn thing”: Sexual violence is embedded in junior hockey culture (The Athletic)

Hockey Canada pressed over 2018 assault claim (ESPN)

Canada wins 2022 U18 World Championships, 3-2 (The Ice Garden)

Canadiens hire women’s star Poulin as consultant (ESPN)

Sports minister orders audit of Hockey Canada (ESPN)