Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks release 2017 preseason broadcast schedule

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

The Chicago Blackhawks announced their 2017 preseason broadcast schedule Thursday. Chicago will have all six of its preseason contests on television. The preseason tilts, which will all be played in September, will be against the Columbus Blue Jackets, Detroit Red Wings and Boston Bruins. The Blackhawks will play each team twice — once at home and once on the road.


**Hawks announce 2017 preseason broadcast schedule (SCH)

**Which Chicago team will be first to win a championship again? (SCH)

**“On The Clock” episode 4 (Blackhawks)

**DeBrincat, Jokiharju lead Hawks’ prospect camp roster (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing during 2017 offseason in one place (SCH)


**Preds release 20th anniversary logo (The Tennessean)

**Preds report card: Forsberg (On The Forecheck)

**Kostin told GM Armstrong he’d sign with Blues prior to draft (St. Louis GameTime)

**Friedman: Market for Matt Duchene could still be open (Mile High Hockey)

**What do Avalanche have in Nick Henry? (Mile High Hockey)


**Every major NHL free agency signing (SBN)

**Exclusive: Burkle opens up on Penguins ownership, Lemieux and future (Post-Gazette)

**Barroway reaffirms commitment to keeping Coyotes in Arizona (AZ Central)

**Barroway apologizes for how he handled Doan's exit from Coyotes (AZ Central)

**Former Texas Rangers owner Greenberg close to purchasing Hurricanes in $500M (Canes Country)

**Reports: Flames, Ferland close to 2-year, $3.5M deal (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**Rangers sign 2017 first-rounder Andersson to ELC (Blueshirt Banter)

**Sharks sign prospect Rudolfs Balcers to rookie deal (Fear The Fin)

**Andrew Ference retires after 16 seasons (PHT)

**Loktionov to attend Kings training camp on PTO (PHT)


**New Bobby Orr Suite at Boston hotel a shrine to all-time great (