Morning Bag Skate: World Cup of Hockey could become ‘regular’ event

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

The World Cup of Hockey could become a “regular” event, NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told in an interview.

“We would like to do the World Cup on a regular basis, perhaps in locations throughout the world,” Bettman told “We’re looking at other competitions that we can do internationally on a regular basis.”


**Kane was part of Hawks’ group that met Vesey in Boston (SCH)

**Top 25 Under 25: No. 16 Artur Kayumov (SCH)

**Scott Darling receives new goalie pads (SCH)

**Vesey sweepstakes is the system working as designed (SCH)

**SCH GIF Tournament (SCH)


**Is Sobotka staying in KHL or coming to St. Louis? (STLGT)

**Avs about to begin interviewing candidates, Jared Bednar among the mix (The Denver Post)

**Gwozdecky, Montgomery not part of Avs coaching search (The Denver Post)

**What should be expected of new Avs coach? (MHH)


**NHL, NHLPA want to expand international career (

**Rangers sign Providence free agent John Gilmour (BB)

**Las Vegas hires former Devils exec Conte as pro scout (LV R-J)

**Penguins bring back Cullen on 1-year, $1M deal (Pensburgh)

**Senators to retire Alfredsson’s No. 11 (Silver Sevens)

**Flames hire former Coyotes GM Maloney as pro scout (M&G)


**Sharks’ Pavelski to captain USA at World Cup of Hockey (FTF)

**KHL brawler Ryspayev gets lifetime ban (PHT)