Morning Bag Skate: Should the Blackhawks trade away Artemi Panarin?

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

Although it’s been a relatively slow news weekend for the Blackhawks, an interesting proposal was floated by Tim Lively of Blackhawk Up. He writes three reasons why the Hawks should trade Artemi Panarin. Do you agree with his reasoning?

In other Panarin-related news, Canada stunned the Russians 4-2 on Saturday, meaning Panarin and company will face Finland for the Bronze medal at 11:15 a.m. CT today. Canada will square off against Sweeden for the gold at 3:45 p.m CT today.


**Three reasons why the Hawks should trade Artemi Panarin (Blackhawk Up)

**Don’t feel better about your playoff outlook with Preds’ success (Chicago Tribune)


**Predators beat Ducks 3-1, have Anaheim on the ropes with 3-2 series lead (OTF)

**Nashville has become a crazed hockey town with success of Predators (USA Today)

**Even with fans, it won’t be easy for the Preds’ after losing Ryan Johansen (PHT)

**Stars GM Jim Nill says he’s open to trading third pick (

**Great decisions have led to an even better offseason for the Stars (DMN)

**Stars’ Defense will have essentially two different #1 defensemen (Blackout Dallas)

**Stars’ young defensemen grow under new coach Ken Hitchcock (Blackout Dallas)

**With suspension served, Wild goalie Ales Stezka back for Clark Final (HW)

**Jets center Mark Scheifele wants to improve on last season (


**Dates have been announced for the Stanley Cup Final! (Puck Daddy)

**NHL fines Ducks’ Ryan Getzlaf $10,000 for inappropriate remark (LA Times)

**Getzlaf addressed reporters regarding the incident after the game (Puck Daddy)

**The verbal culture of Hockey must change (Five For Howling)

**Ducks' goalie John Gibson left Game 5 with injury, Bernier subs in (SBN)

**Ducks’ third period struggles have left team in bad spot (

**Sidney Crosby has outperformed his peers in the playoffs (Pensburgh)

**Speaking of goalie switches, Fleury-Murray swap is defining for Penguins (ESPN)


**World Championships: Canada Goes for Gold against Sweeden (M&G)

**Erie Otters beat the Thunderbirds in Memorial Cup play on Saturday (Sportsnet)

**Mike Babcock: Deviation between junior and NHL players is puck security (Sportsnet)