Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks fire AHL coach Ted Dent amidst changes

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

Chicago Blackhawks General Manager Stan Bowman continued to make changes Tuesday by firing AHL Rockford IceHogs head coach Ted Dent.

In Hawks prospect news, Matthew Highmore had an assist in Saint John’s 5-0 win over Chicoutimi in Game 3 of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League’s. The Sea Dogs now hold a 2-1 lead in the series. Game 4 is Wednesday at Chicoutimi.

Alex DeBrincat and the Erie Otters play the Owen Sound Attack in Game 4 of the Ontario Hockey League’s Western Conference Final on Wednesday. Erie trails 2-1 in the series.


**Hawks fire AHL coach Ted Dent (SCH)

**Kane won’t play for Team USA at Worlds (SCH)

**McDonough on Nashville sweep: ‘We were steamrolled’ (Chicago Sun Times)

**How the Hawks can beat the market and keep winning (The Athletic)

**Bowman is right to exert his power over Hawks’ hockey operations (SCH)

**Quenneville ‘upset and surprised’ by Hawks’ firing of Kitchen (SCH)

**Stanley Cup window remains open for Hawks (The Athletic)


**Round 2 schedule: Blues vs. Preds (On The Forecheck)

**Johansen: Playoffs 'opportunity to make big name for myself' (The Tennessean)

**Wild’s Granlund doesn’t blame broken hand for playoff struggles (Star Tribune)

**Wild GM Fletcher sidesteps negatives, cites ‘remarkable consistent’ season (Star Tribune)

**Stars season grades: Adam Cracknell (Defending Big D)

**Stars season grades: Devin Shore (Defending Big D)


**Stanley Cup playoff schedule, matchups (SBN)

**30 Thoughts: Islanders working hard on John Tavares extension pitch (Sportsnet)

**Canucks promote AHL coach Travis Green to NHL post (Nucks Misconduct)

**Round 2 schedule: Capitals vs. Penguins (Japers’ Rink)

**Round 2 schedule: Senators vs. Rangers (Silver Seven)

**Sharks’ Thoronton undergoes knee surgery (Fear The Fin)


**Leafs’ Matthews won’t play for U.S. at Worlds (PHT)

**Ottawa 67’s coach, GM Brown resigns for personal reasons (Sportsnet)

**QMJHL Playoffs: Saint John regain series lead (Saint John)

**WHL Playoffs: Kolesar, Seattle stun Kelowna (WHL)