Already member? Login first!

Comments / New

Tuesday Morning Bag Skate, 5-14-24

an outdoor frozen pond with a hockey net
Photo by Mike Cox on Unsplash

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


Blackhawks’ step forward next season could be achieved by improving roster depth (Sun-Times)

Bedard scores 2 more at hockey worlds (ESPN)

Should Blackhawks draft Ivan Demidov or Artyom Levshunov? Experts weigh in (The Athletic)

Calder Cup Playoffs Recap: IceHogs fall 3-1 to Griffins in Central Division Semifinals (SCH)

2024 NHL Mock Draft: After Macklin Celebrini, who goes in the first round? (The Athletic)

Musings on Madison, Episode 156 — Reichel re-signs, Vlasic re-signs, plus LIVE reactions to the Draft Lottery! (SCH)

Blackhawks to pick 2nd in 2024 NHL Draft (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Blackhawks re-sign Lukas Reichel to 2-year contract extension (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Number Munchers: Reviewing yet another dreadful season of Blackhawks hockey (SCH)

Blackhawks draft lottery preview: Odds for every pick (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks to host another preseason game in Milwaukee next season (Sun-Times)

How the Blackhawks benefit from burning entry-level contract years (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks, Bulls, White Sox find new partner, broadcast home (The Athletic)

Where Macklin Celebrini would fit with the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

What another NHL Draft Lottery win would mean for the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Bedard named finalist for Calder Trophy (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

What does Blackhawks’ roster competition really mean for next season? (The Athletic)

Calder Cup Playoffs Series Preview: IceHogs vs. Grand Rapids Griffins (SCH)

AHL prospect update, 4/26: IceHogs finish third in Central Division (SCH)


Hurricanes 4, Rangers 1 (NHL)

Stars 5, Avalanche 1 (NHL)


Avalanche “looked frozen” in Game 4 loss to Stars (NHL)

Nichushkin of Avalanche suspended minimum of 6 months (NHL)

Oilers won’t reveal starting goalie for Game 4 (NHL)

Canucks go to Juulsen in Game 4 with Soucy suspended (NHL)

Bruins have “no doubt” they can stay alive after Game 4 loss (NHL)

Lafreniere losing bust label during run with Rangers (NHL)

We’re on the outside and we’re looking in: SCH dissects the second round of the 2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs (SCH)

2024 Stanley Cup Playoffs 2nd-round schedule (NHL)


Maple Leafs fire coach Keefe after first-round exit (ESPN)

Sens’ Brady Tkachuk named captain of Team USA (ESPN)

Kucherov, MacKinnon, Matthews up for Ted Lindsay Award (NHL)

Utah has 20 finalists for team name in fan vote (NHL)

Sharks win Draft Lottery, No. 1 pick (NHL)

2024 NHL Draft to be held at Sphere in Las Vegas (NHL)

Kucherov, MacKinnon, McDavid named Hart finalists (NHL)

Green hired as Senators coach, replaces Martin (NHL)

Predators “going to work hard” on contract for Saros (NHL)

Marner ponders his Maple Leafs future, wants to stay (NHL)

Kings remain undecided on coaching search, GM says (NHL)

Blake: Kings won’t buy out Dubois, vow “to help him” (ESPN)

Ducks goaltending coach declared cancer-free (ESPN)


Slovakia upsets US in OT at ice hockey worlds (ESPN)

Une Place Assurée (The Ice Garden)

PWHL Power Rankings: Week 14 (4/29 – 5/5) (The Ice Garden)

PWHL’s strong 1st season brings record crowds and TV records — coinciding with a growing appetite for women’s sports (Tribune)

Talking Points