Morning Bag Skate: Will Butcher sweepstakes begin

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

Denver defenseman and 2017 Hobey Baker winner Will Butcher is now an unrestricted free agent after his draft rights expired with the Colorado Avalanche. The Chicago Blackhawks have been linked to Butcher.

On Monday, Blackhawks great Chris Chelios was named a head coach for the sixth annual CCM/USA Hockey All-American Prospects Game, to be played Sept. 21 in KeyBank Center.


**Hawks T25U25: Tomas Jurco at No. 19 (SCH)

**Kane named NHL’s best winger by NHL Network (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament: Honk honk vs I dunno (SCH)


**Predators’ Mazanec signs 1-year deal with KHL’s Slovan Bratislava (PHT)

**Public funding for Scottrade Center faces lawsuit, comptroller's opposition (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Messenger: Scottrade lawsuit an opportunity for St. Louis to hit reset button (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**Preds T25U25: Yakov Trenin at No. 9 (On The Forecheck)

**Jets TU25U25: Adam Lowry at No. 11 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Jets TU25U25: Joel Armia at No. 12 (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Avs T25U25: Sven Andrighetto at No. 8 (Mile High Hockey)


**NHL’s T25U25: Follow the complete list (SBN)

**NHL’s T25U25: Pittsburgh’s Matt Murray at No. 10 (SBN)

**Look: Kessel eats hot dogs out of the Stanley Cup (SBN)

**Islanders’ Prince needs 4-6 months to recover from surgery (Lighthouse Hockey)


**Dwing King signs 2-year deal with Avtomobilist (PHT)