Morning Bag Skate: Stanley Cup Final series off day

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

The Nashville Predators and Pittsburgh Penguins have an off day Wednesday before facing off in Game 5 on Thursday in Pittsburgh. The series is tied 2-2.


**Toews shouldn’t stay quiet because he’s a hockey player (SCH)

**Second City Hockey is starting a mailbag (SCH)

**Quenneville ranked No. 3 best Chicago coach of all time (SCH)


**Report: Avs could unload Tyson Barrie this offseason (PHT)

**Fort Wayne Komets makes sense for Wild’s new ECHL affiliate (Hockey Wilderness)

**Haula turns in average season, faces uncertain future (Hockey Wilderness)


**Murray should start for Penguins in Game 5 (SBN)

**Penguins Archibald soaking up postseason run (Post-Gazette)

**Series Breakdown: Preds dominate Malkin (On The Forecheck)

**Fisher leading Predators with ‘heart and will’ in Cup Final (On The ForechecK)

**Barkley compares Predators fans to Bulls fans ‘in their heyday’ (SBN)


**Red Wings’ Glendening out 3-4 months after ankle surgery (Winging It In Motown)

**Senators’ Brassard undergoes surgery, given 4-5 month recovery window (PHT)

**Oilers are on NCAA standout Spencer Foo’s ‘very short list’ (PHT)

**2016-17 Rink Wrap: Evgeny Kuznetsov (Japers’ Rink)

**2016-17 Flyers season review: Provorov appears to have all the tools (Broad Street Hockey)

**Could Jaromir Jagr be a fit in San Jose? (Fear The Fin)

**2016-17 Flames Report Card: GM Brad Treliving (Matchsticks and Gasoline)

**2016-17 Flames Report Card: Coach Glen Gulutzan (Matchsticks and Gasoline)


**James Patrick, uncle of potential No. 1 overall pick Nolan Patrick, named coach of WHL’s Kootenay Ice (PHT)

**Wojtek Wolski back on ice 8 months after breaking neck in KHL game (theScore)

**Oceanic select forward Alexis Lafreniere 1st overall in QMJHL draft (Sportsnet)