Morning Bag Skate: Remembering Blackhawks’ decade of resurgence under Rocky Wirtz

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

Rocky Wirtz became the Chicago Blackhawks owner 10 years ago this week after the death of his father Bill Wirtz. Rocky has brought the Hawks from its wirtz times in history to its best with three Stanley Cups during his tenure.

Check out the stories below on the impact Rocky has had on the Hawks and the hockey community in Chicago during the past decade.


**Hawks have been different ever since Bill Wirtz died 10 years ago (SCH)

**What a difference a decade under Rocky Wirtz makes for Hawks (Chicago Tribune)

**Speedy Vinnie Hinostroza learning to rein himself in (Chicago Sun Times)

**How local development coach Brian Keane went from the Wall Street Journal to training NHL players (The Athletic)


**Blues bid on 2020, 2021 NHL All-Star games (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Five players score for Blue Jackets against Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

**RECAP: Seguin scores twice; Stars defeat Wild (Defending Big D)

**Wild T25U25: Dmitry Sokolov at No. 9 (Hockey Wilderness)


**Milbury will fill in for Eddie Olczyk as NBC NHL color analyst (SBN)

**NBC, NBCSN to air zero NHL games during the 2018 Winter Olympics (SBN)

**Sharks’ Ward, one of NHL’s few black players, may kneel for anthem (The Mercury News)

**Responsibility of being the first NHL player to take a knee shouldn't fall on Ward (Fear The Fin)

**Why you shouldn’t expect to see NFL-level protests in hockey (Sportsnet)

**RECAP: Konecny gives Flyers OT win against Rangers (Broad Street Hockey)

**RECAP: Luongo helps Panthers defeat Lightning (

**RECAP: Golden Knights lose to Kings in OT in first home game (Knights On Ice)

**Golden Knights inscribing season ticket holder names into ice (SBN)


**Can anyone stop Denver's march to NCAA glory? (Yahoo!)

**U.S. coach Tony Granato counting on Americans in Europe to provide talent, depth for Olympic hockey roster (LA Times)

**Brian Gionta eyeing spot on USA's Olympic roster (theScore)

**SB Nation’s Women’s College Hockey Division I Poll: Exhibitions and Extrapolations (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25 in women’s hockey: Follow the countdown (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Team USA’s Hannah Brandt (tie) at No. 4 (The Ice Garden)

**Top 25 Under 25: Boston College’s Megan Keller (tie) at No. 4 (The Ice Garden)