Morning skate with bag: 6-18-22 – Second City Hockey


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How can the Blackhawks get the most out of Henrik Borgstrom? (CHS)

Why the Blackhawks are likely to trade Alex DeBrincat this offseason (The Athletic)

Trading Alex DeBrincat would be short-sighted madness by the Blackhawks (The Athletic)

Why the Hawks would be hit with a cap penalty if Keith retired (NBC Sports Chicago)

Are the Blackhawks bad enough to tank (The Athletic)

Everything about a potential Alex DeBrincat trade seems fake (SCH)

Blackhawks draft strategy: New director of amateur scouting Mike Doneghey lays out his plans (Sun-Times)

Report: Blackhawks ‘asked permission’ to interview Luke Richardson, Brad Shaw (SCH)

What value could Boris Katchouk bring to the Blackhawks next season? (CHS)

If the plan is to tank next season, are the Blackhawks really bad enough? (Athleticism)

Can the Blackhawks fix the Maple Leafs’ Petr Mrazek problem? (Athleticism)

Should the Blackhawks change their defensive zone system? (NBC Sports Chicago)

Taylor Raddysh was a worthwhile acquisition (SCH)

Longtime Blackhawks forward Eric Nesterenko dies at 88 (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks offseason preview: Reconstruction plans will become clear in draft, free agency (Sun-Times)

Text from Tyler Johnson to Ondrej Palat: “You are my hero, and thank you for the cry” (The Athletic)

How do present Cale Makar and past Duncan Keith compare? (Athleticism)

Reflections on Madison Episode 92 – The Mailbag Episode (SCH)


Avalanche use OT to defeat Lightning in Game 1 of Stanley Cup Final (NHL)

Lightning’s Point imminent return huge X-factor in Stanley Cup final (Sportsnet)

NHL executives predict Stanley Cup final (The Athletic)

Burakovsky is progressing after a leg injury (ESPN)

Staff predictions for the Stanley Cup final, MVP (The Athletic)

Rangers fan banned for life after assaulting Lightning fan (ESPN)

Kadri and Cogliano could play in the Cup Final (NHL)

Sakic moves boost Avalanche Cup race (NHL)

2022 Stanley Cup Final Schedule (NHL)


Cassidy hired as Golden Knights coach, replaces DeBoer (NHL)

Lauzon signed to 4-year, $8 million deal with Predators (ESPN)

Koskinen leaves the Oilers for Switzerland (NHL)

Sabers get Bishop from Stars in cap-related deal (ESPN)

Sabers to retire Ryan Miller’s number 30 (ESPN)

Cassidy has ‘number of teams’ interest (NHL)

Oilers want Woodcroft and Kane back next season (NHL)

Kane uncertain about his future with the Oilers (NHL)

Subban of Devils wins the King Clancy Trophy (NHL)


Canada wins 2022 U18 World Championships, 3-2 (The Ice Garden)

Canadiens hire female star Poulin as consultant (ESPN)

Sports minister orders Hockey Canada audit (ESPN)

Juraj Slafkovsky ranks top of Corey Pronman’s 127 best players available at NHL Draft (The Athletic)


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