Morning Bag Skate 1/8

Here is your daily look into what is going on in the NHL world.

Why the Blackhawks will contend, and why they won't (Hockey Buzz)

What changes await our division foes (Blackhawk Up)

Back to business for the Blackhawks and the United Center (Crain's)

Your weekly update on the Hawks ECHL affliate, The Toledo Walleye (Runs On Duncan)

CBA still leaves a big gap between the rich and poor in the NHL. Nice work guys! (Globe and Mail)

New CBA doesn't hurt Robert Luongo (CBC)

No playoff expansion this year, and hopefully never (Puck Daddy)

Red WIngs will wait until next year to retire Niklas Lidstrom's number (MLive)