Morning Bag Skate: Blackhawks to host Penguins in its preseason opener

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

The Chicago Blackhawks will host the reigning Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh Penguins at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the United Center in Chicago.


**Panarin wants 6-year deal from Hawks, per report (SCH)

**Bowman likes Hawks prospects’ potential to fill holes (CSNC)


**Sobotka's return to Blues looks kaput (STLToday)

**Ferraro tries to follow his father as Blues forward (STLToday)

**Boudreau not thrilled after Wild's preseason loss to Avs (Star Tribune)

**Watch: Avs’ Lieuwen makes miraculous behind-the-back glove save (theScore)

**Small forwards aren’t a big burden for Avs (Denver Post)

**Preds split preseason opener vs. Panthers (The Tennessean)

**5 takeaways from Preds camp (OTF)

**Jets blanked by Flames in exhibition opener (Winnipeg Free Press)


**Flames talking contract extension with Brian Elliott (M&G)

**Habs’ Shaw ejected for boarding Caps’ Hobbs (PHT)

**Slim, trim Pouliot enters Penguins’ camp ready to win a spot (Post-Gazette)


**Canada beats Team Europe in Game 1 of World Cup final (PHT)

**Daly says little progress with regard to NHL participation in 2018 (Sportsnet)

**BU tops Hockey East preseason polls (SBNCH)

**Goalies a key topic for Hockey East (SBNCH)