Morning Bag Skate: Bryan Bickell to retire with Blackhawks

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

Bryan Bickell will retire as a Chicago Blackhawk on Wednesday after signing a one-day contract.

The NHL regular season gets underway with the Winnipeg Jets hosting the Toronto Maple Leafs.


**Bickell will sign 1-day contract with Hawks before retiring (SCH)

**NHL rules Marian Hossa eligible for LTIR (SCH)

**Hawks will reach the 2017-18 Stanley Cup Playoffs (SCH)

**Second City Hockey’s NHL award predictions (SCH)

**Here’s how Hawks will get cap compliant to open the 2017-18 season (SCH)

**DeBrincat sent to AHL, but he’ll be back for season opener (SCH)

**Hawks ‘likely’ pairing Keith, Seabrook on top defensive line (SCH)

**After 2 down years, Toews determined to get back on top (Chicago Sun Times)

**Hine: Cheering national anthem at Hawks games shouldn't silence other voices (Chicago Tribune)


**What will Predators’ lines look like? (On The Forecheck)

**Predators unveil Western Conference banner (The Tennessean)

**Blues ready to flip the switch for opener vs. Penguins (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Yeo confident Allen will step up his play in opener (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Wild need continued production from well-paid Granlund, Niederreiter (The Athletic)

**Wild T25U25: Luke Kunin at No. 4 (Hockey Wilderness)

**Look at Avs roster, what each player brings to the table (Denver Post)

**Avs claim Patrik Nemeth off waivers (Mile High Hockey)


**SB Nation’s 2017-18 season preview (SBN)

**Sabres, Eichel agree to 8-year, $80M extension (Die By The Blade)

**Capitals’ Wilson suspended 4 games for boarding (Washington Post)

**Philanthropist Laurene Powell Jobs to buy 20 percent ownership stake in Capitals, Wizards (SBN)

**Golden Knights claim Malcolm Subban off waivers (Knights On Ice)

**Vegas send Shipachyov, Tuch, Theodore to AHL (Knights On Ice)

**Canucks acquire Penguins' Pouliot for prospect, 4th-round pick (Nucks Misconduct)


**Dilks 30 Thoughts on new college hockey season (SBNCH)

**Minnesota preview: Can the Gophers win the ultimate prize? (The Athletic)