Morning Bag Skate: Former Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling says farewell to Chicago

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Former Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Scott Darling waited until the time was right to say his goodbye to Chicago.

Darling didn’t hold anything back in his lengthy, personal Players’ Tribune article, as he shared his struggles with social anxiety and alcoholism during his younger years. He also recounted shirting from team-to-team in the minors before becoming the first Chicagoland native to win a Stanley Cup with the Hawks in 2015.


**Goodbye, Chicago by Scott Darling (The Players’ Tribune)

**Hawks towards the top of 2018 Stanley Cup favorites (SCH)

**Seabrook has ‘zero chance’ of being traded, per report (SCH)

**A complete list of every Hawks pick (SCH)

**Ranking every Hawks 1st-round pick of the past 20 years (SCH)

**Rumors: Hawks will try to move up in 1st round (SCH)

**Every Hawks trade, signing during 2017 offseason in one place (SCH)


**Predators' Johansen ahead of schedule in recovery from thigh injury (

**Preds sign Yannick Weber to 1-year, $650K deal (On The Forecheck)

**Watch: Adorable Preds fan named Wrigley can't wait for next season (SBN)

**Predators fell short, but leave behind memorable Cup run (On The Forecheck)

**Jets extend Dano for 1 year (Arctic Ice Hockey)

**Avs release preseason schedule (Denver Post)


**NHL salary cap likely to go up after NHLPA votes on escalator clause, per report (SCH)

**NHL expansion draft 2017: Schedule, rules, and more (SCH)

**Penguins’ Stanley Cup parade, start time, route (Pensburgh)

**Watch: Crosby throws out 1st pitch at PNC Park (theScore)

**Which Penguins will get their names on the Stanley Cup? (Pensburgh)

**Cook: Penguins could lose valuable Rick Tocchet (Post-Gazette)

**Vegas solidify final plans for expansion draft (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Penguins’ Fleury may be Vegas-bound after waiving no-trade clause (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

**Report: Sens’ Phaneuf not expected to waive no-movement clause (theScore)

**Cowan: Beaulieu expects to be back in Canadiens uniform (Montreal Gazette)

**Kings activate d-man Matt Greene in order to buy out his contract (LA Times)


**Red Wings’ AHL affiliate wins Calder Cup (Winging It In Motown)