Morning Bag Skate 5-23-23

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

Morning Bag Skate 5-23-23
Photo by Mike Cox / Unsplash

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


What's the best way to utilize Seth Jones going forward? (SCH)

Why Connor Bedard won't change Kyle Davidson's rebuild plan in Chicago (The Athletic)

What to expect form Tyler Johnson as the final year of his contract approaches (SCH)

How Brian Campbell has become Kyle Davidson's trusted adviser in Blackhawks' front office (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks' Mike Doneghey on No. 19 pick, prospect timelines, player updates and more (The Athletic)

A dive into the brief NHL stints for Kaiser, Vlasic and Regula (SCH)

What to do with unrestricted free agent Andreas Athanasiou? (SCH)

Regina Pats coach John Paddock on Connor Bedard: Center or wing? Linemates? Expectations? (The Athletic)

Blackhawks amateur scouting director Mike Doneghey Q&A: Connor Bedard and more on NHL Draft (The Athletic)

Who should the Blackhawks draft with pick 19? Five players who make sense (The Athletic)

A look back at the first season in North America for European import Filip Roos (SCH)

Blackhawks' No. 1 pick not yet official, but Bedard's "special way" has special sway (Sun-Times)

Lessons learned from Taylor Raddysh's first full NHL season (SCH)

Will Connor Bedard help Blackhawks net favorable media-rights deals? (Sun-Times)

Who'll play on Connor Bedard's line with the Blackhawks? (The Athletic)

Where will Jason Dickinson fit in future Blackhawks' lineups? (SCH)

Blackhawks sign Arvid Soderblöm to contract extension (SCH)

With wunderkind Connor Bedard soon to be a Blackhawks, how will Chicago comport itself? (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks may resist rushing the rebuild, but drafting Connor Bedard "starts the clock" (Tribune)

After Connor Bedard, what's next for the Blackhawks? (The Athletic)

Introducing: The Second City Hockey subscription tiers (SCH)

98 Degrees: Bedard is a highlight-reel generator (SCH)

Blackhawks '22-23 season ends at the best-case scenario (SCH)


Panthers 1, Hurricanes 0 (NHL)

Barkov leaves Game 3 with lower-body injury (NHL)

Stanley Cup Playoffs conference finals schedule (NHL)


Maple Leafs' busy offseason gets busier (NHL)

CT gov. wants to coax Coyotes away from Arizona (ESPN)

Ehlers expects Jets to make changes (NHL)

Bettman to meet with Quenneville after playoffs (The Athletic)

NHL: Coyotes to play at ASU despite no vote (ESPN)

Devils GM says Ruff to return as team's coach (ESPN)

Coyotes arena proposal in Tempe defeated by public vote (Daily Faceoff) (The Athletic)

McDavid says "Cup or bust" moving forward (NHL)

Dubas won't be GM elsewhere next season (NHL)

Kings season ended "way too early": Fiala (NHL)

Matthews wants new contract past 2023-24 (NHL)

Tortorella embraces Flyers' new leadership (NHL)

Hart, original Islander, dies at 75 (NHL)


Norway tops Canada in shootout at hockey worlds (ESPN)

US routs France to stay perfect at hockey world (ESPN)

PHF 2022-2023 regular season in data viz (The Ice Garden)

What's next for Women's Worlds (The Ice Garden)