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Morning Bag Skate 9-27-23

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Blackhawks Bits: Another scrimmage day at training camp (SCH)

Bedard, Hall building chemistry quickly on Blackhawks’ first line (Sun-Times)

The Chicago Blackhawks and the harsh reality of NHL roster math (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Bits: Reports from first scrimmage of training camp (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 130 — Hockey’s (almost) back, Top 25 Under 25 recap (SCH)

Arvid Soderblom feeling as calm as always about graduating into NHL (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks observations: Connor Bedard, Lukas Reichel steal the show in first scrimmage (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Connor Bedard — duh — is No. 1 (SCH)

How Blackhawks veterans plan to aid young players’ development process (Sun-Times)

What I’ve learned about the Blackhawks in training camp so far (The Athletic)

Veteran winger Taylor Hall joins Blackhawks practice — and top pick Connor Bedard’s line (Tribune)

Luke Richardson’s job now is to see Blackhawks through development phase of rebuild (The Athletic)

Lukas Reichel feels ready for breakout: “It’s going to be the year” (Sun-Times)

What makes Connor Bedard so good? Blackhawks players, coaches analyze his skills (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Bits: News and notes form the first day of training camp (SCH)

Ethan del Mastro preparing for the jump from juniors to pro hockey (SCH)

Blackhawks lose analytics guru Jeff Greenberg, who becomes Detroit Tigers’ general manager (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks reinvigorated by youth movement as training camp begins (Sun-Times)

What we learned at Day 1 of Blackhawks camp, including Connor Bedard “champing at the bit to get out there” (Tribune)

Blackhawks observations: Connor Bedard’s arrival brings fans, excitement to start of camp (The Athletic)

Blackhawks 2023-24 season preview: Playoff chances, projected points, roster rankings (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Kevin Korchinski leaps to No. 2 (SCH)


Preseason roundup: DeBrincat makes Red Wings debut (NHL)

Krug aiming to help Blues “turn it around quick” (NHL)

Jessica Campbell, AHL coach, works Kraken game (NHL)

Corey Schneider retires from NHL (ESPN)

Flyers preseason “good test” for healthy Couturier (ESPN)

Preseason roundup: Ekman-Larsson lifts Panthers in debut (NHL)

Camp buzz: Couturier plays for 1st time since 2021 (NHL)

Jackets hire Hall of Famer Recchi as an assistant (ESPN)

Camp buzz: Zibanejad day-to-day with injury (NHL)

Malkin aiming to play 3 more seasons with Penguins (NHL)

Matthews could have expanded role on penalty kill (NHL)

Rangers “don’t have all this time to waste” (NHL)

Former Ducks player Kerdiles, 29, killed in crash (ESPN)

Karlsson opens 1st Penguins camp talking Cup hopes (NHL)

NHL Board of Governors approves Senators purchase (NHL)

Scheifele, Hellebuyck not focused on deal with Jets (NHL)

Champion Knights back at camp with “excitement” (ESPN)

Avs’ Nichushkin remains mum on playoff absence (ESPN)

Canadiens D Wideman (back) out indefinitely (ESPN)

Sharks captain Couture week-to-week with injury (ESPN)

Marchand named Bruins captain, replaces Bergeron (NHL)

Stamkos “disappointed” in lack of contract talks (NHL)

Avs’ Landeskog encouraged amid knee recovery (ESPN)

DeSmith traded to Canucks by Canadiens for Pearson (NHL)


Beyond the Ice: The PWHL and its CBA is about more than money (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

NCAA Division I Preview: ECAC Hockey (The Ice Garden)

PWHL Draft results by team (The Ice Garden)

Minnesota takes Heise first overall in PWHL draft (ESPN)

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