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Morning Bag Skate 10-23-23

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


RECAPS: Golden Knights 5, Blackhawks 3 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) (Tribune)

Bedard thrills in Chicago debut, giving fans a taste of potential (The Athletic)

Blackhawks defensemen working on moving puck safely, quickly in transition (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks notes: Lineup shuffling leads to AHL demotion for Cole Guttman (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Avalanche 4, Blackhawks 0 (SCH)

FOCO unveils new Connor Bedard bobblehead (SCH)

Blackhawks business update: Cutting out ticket brokers has stabilized resale prices (Sun-Times)

Musings on Madison, Episode 133 — Early impressions of the Connor Bedard era (SCH)

As Bedard piles up scoring chances, Blackhawks believe his goals will come soon (Sun-Times)

Jarred Tinordi opens up about hard check on Kirby Dach: “You don’t like to see guys get injured” (Tribune)

Bedard happy with his play but unsatisfied with his results so far (The Athletic)

Blackhawks Week That Was and Will Be, 10/17: Misery loves company (SCH)

MacKenzie Entwistle hoping to take step forward offensively this season (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Maple Leafs 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Alex Vlasic is developing into the defenseman the Blackhawks hoped he’d be (The Athletic)

LeBrun: Has Connor Bedard sped up the Blackhawks’ rebuild? Catching up with GM Kyle Davidson (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ Bedard and Maple Leafs’ Minten were bantam hockey mates, now they’re opponents (Tribune)

Blackhawks notes: Canadiens’ Kirby Dach injured long-term by hit from Jarred Tinordi (Sun-Times)

Why the Blackhawks wear their numbers: 2023-24 edition (The Athletic)

With three young centers, Blackhawks struggling mightily on faceoffs (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Canadiens 3, Blackhawks 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) (Tribune)

Connor Bedard and Taylor Raddysh are neighbors in the same apartment building — and now Blackhawks linemates, too (Tribune)


Red Wings 6, Flames 2 (NHL)

Bruins 3, Ducks 1 (NHL)


One thing we’ve learned about every NHL team early in the 2023-24 season (The Athletic)

McDavid out 1-2 weeks with upper-body injury (NHL)

Flames’ Andersson suspended 4 games by Player Safety (NHL)

Coyotes’ Dermott uses Pride Tape after NHL’s ban (ESPN)

Caps goalie Lindgren (upper body) placed on IR (ESPN)

Flames prospect investigated for rape in Finland (ESPN)

Sabres hire ex-NHL goalie Anderson as liaison (ESPN)

Jets forward Vilardi out 4-6 weeks with MCL sprain (NHL)

Predators defenseman Schenn out 4-6 weeks (NHL)

Ducks’ No. 2 pick Carlsson expected to debut Thursday (ESPN)

NHL Rank: Counting down the top 100 players for 2023-24 (ESPN)

Dach to miss remainder of season for Canadiens (NHL)

Carolina’s Andersen takes shot off mask, leaves game (NHL)

How the Sabres changed their culture to change their results (ESPN)

Pens get Rathbone from Canucks in 4-player deal (ESPN)

Lightning captain Stamkos out again with injury (ESPN)

Kraken forward Tanev out 4-6 weeks (NHL)

Lindholm, Flames remain apart on contract talks: GM (NHL)

Arvidsson may need back surgery, Kings GM says (NHL)

Werenski leaves Columbus opener with quad contusion (NHL)

“He’s a special player”: Can Erik Karlsson deliver another Stanley Cup to the Penguins? (ESPN)

Matthews 5th player ever to open with 2 hat tricks (ESPN)

Snow remembered by family, Flames at memorial service (NHL)

Kings’ Arvidsson (lower-body) on long-term IR (ESPN)

Power signs 7-year, $58.45 million deal with Sabres (NHL)

Golden Knights’ Howden suspended 2 games (NHL)

Devils sign active wins leader Ruff to extension (ESPN)


Hanna Olsson out for season (The Ice Garden)

PWHL announces training camp rosters (The Ice Garden)

Growth of the Game: USA Hockey registration by the numbers since 1990 (The Ice Garden)

What Tennessee State hopes to build with HBCU’s first hockey program (ESPN)

Fujimagari makes history with first win in ECHL (The Ice Garden)

PWHL announced as founding members of Respect Hockey Culture Center (The Ice Garden)

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