Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks visit Sharks

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

The Chicago Blackhawks start the California portion of the Circus Trip with a visit Wednesday to the San Jose Sharks and newly signed defenseman Ben Burns.


**Hawks stars not carrying their weight during Circus Trip (Sun Times)

**GM Bowman says trading high 2017 draft picks is ‘unlikely’ (SCH)

** EPIX releases schedule for ‘Road to the NHL Outdoor Classics’ featuring Hawks (SCH)

**Week Ahead: Chicago wraps up final Circus Trip (SCH)

**Hinostroza finally gets taste of Hawks success (SCH)


**RECAP: Blues top Bruins for fourth straight win (St. Louis GameTime)


**Vegas gets a name: Golden Knights (SBN)

**Some will like Golden Knights, others won’t, but it’s about winning (LV Review-Journal)

**Internet has field day with Golden Knights logo (SBN)

**RECAP: Stalberg’s shorthanded goal leads ‘Canes past Leafs (

**RECAP: Hoffman, Stone lift Sens to win over Habs (Silver Seven)

**RECAP: Mason, Simmonds lead Flyers past Panthers (

**RECAP: Islanders defeat Ducks in long shootout (Lighthouse Hockey)

**Sharks sign Burns to 8-year contract extension (Fear The Fin)

**How Burns’ new contract impacts the Sharks future (Fear The Fin)

**Habs' Beaulieu taken to hospital after taking puck to throat (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

**Flyers lose Sean Couturier to apparent leg injury (PHT)

**Report: Vatrano (foot) could return to Bruins lineup before Christmas (PHT)


**WHL Tuesday night roundup (WHL)

**NCAA Hockey 101: Big Ten also-rans off to hot starts (Puck Daddy)