Morning Bag Skate 12/30

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey.

Blackhawks at the midpoint. (ESPN Chicago)

The good, the bad & the ugly. (CSN Chicago)

Sassone writes that Saad's Olympic chances are fading. (Daily Herald)

Nick Leddy steeping up his offensive game. (Suntimes)

A look at the other Conference III coaches like only Mighty Mike D can do. (CtA)

Recap of the Team USA's victory over Germany at the WJC. (United States of Hockey)

Zach Parise could be put four to six weeks. (Star Tribune)

Windsor tops Saginaw in the OHL's first ever outdoor game. (NHL)

Maple Leafs and Dion Phaneuf nearing a seven year/$49 million extension. (SBN)