Morning Bag Skate: 3 Blackhawks prospects to play at 2017 World Junior Summer Showcase

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

Three Chicago Blackhawks prospects will vie for a spot on their respective country’s team for next year’s World Junior Championship when they play at the World Junior Summer Showcase later this week at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth, Michigan. Evan Barratt (2017 third-round pick) and Chad Krys (2016 second-round pick) will contend for a spot on Team USA while Tim Soderlund (2017 fourth-round pick) hopes to make Sweden’s team for the second straight year.


**Crawford's 'forgetfulness' impresses goaltending coach Waite (Chicago Tribune)

**Confident Hawks youth ready to take next step (CSN)

**Key takeaways from Hawks’ prospect camp (SCH)

**Praplan hopes for Blackhawks contract (The Athletic)

**Sharp vs. Hartman for best flow is most important debate of the Hawks’ summer (SCH)

**Sikura provided best highlight from prospect camp (SCH)

**Prospects Barratt, Krys make USA roster for World Junior Summer Showcase (SCH)

**Prospect Soderlund named to Sweden’s roster for World Junior Summer Showcase (SCH)

**Anisimov, Kane were upset by Panarin trade to Blue Jackets (SCH)

**For Hawks defense, change is new normal (CSN)

**Wingles out 6-8 weeks with fractured left foot (SCH)

**Toews wants to lighten up after bounce-back season (Chicago Tribune)

**New voices hope to inject new life into Hawks’ coaching staff (Chicago Sun Times)


**Preds sign Arvidsson to $29.75M, 7-year extension (The Tennessean)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**Fleury brings Stanley Cup home for 'last day as a Penguin' (

**Tkachuk, others weigh in on busy NHL off-season (Toronto Sun)

**Habs may lean more on Montoya to keep Price refreshed (PHT)

**Hawryluk could be intriguing prospect for Panthers this season (PHT)

**Red Wings prospect Libor Sulak intrigues with skating ability (Detroit Free Press)

**Goaltending should be strength for Red Wings, but questions remain (Detroit Free Press)

**Zibanejad looking for $5.35M from Rangers in arbitration (PHT)

**Coyotes agree on 2-year deal with Martinook (Five For Howling)

**New addition Thompson thinks Senators are ‘ready to win’ (Ottawa Sun)


**Even without NHL players, USA Hockey officials optimistic about potential Olympic roster (USA Today)