Morning Bag Skate: Blue Jackets name former Blackhawk John Madden as its next AHL coach

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

The Columbus Blue Jackets named John Madden, who won the Stanley Cup in 2010 with the Chicago Blackhawks, as the next coach of its AHL team - the Cleveland Monsters.


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**Blue Jackets name John Madden its next AHL coach (