Morning Bag Skate 8-9-23

This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

Morning Bag Skate 8-9-23
Photo by Mike Cox / Unsplash

This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.


Remembering Rocky: 900 of Wirtz's closest friends say goodbye at private memorial (Sun-Times)

Ranking the Blackhawks' top 20 prospects entering the 2023-24 season (Sun-Times)

Meet the new Blackhawks: What can veteran Corey Perry bring to this young Chicago team? (SCH)

Meet the new Blackhawks: What does Ryan Donato provide for the Blackhawks' forward group? (SCH)

Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz remembered by North Shore residents as attentive and kind neighbor (Tribune)

Blackhawks announce United Center service honoring late owner Rocky Wirtz (NBC Sports Chicago)

The Friday Show: Russ Rankin, hockey scout and lead singer of Good Riddance (SCH)

Source: Wirtz Corporation purchasing USHL's Chicago Steel (The Athletic)

Looking back at Rocky Wirtz's legacy as conductor of Blackhawks' late-2000s turnaround (Sun-Times)

Projecting the Blackhawks lineup: Philipp Kurashev's new contract plugs in the final puzzle piece (Tribune)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Hmm, I wonder what Nick Foligno was brought in to do? (SCH)

Musings on Madison, Episode 129 – Emergency episode on the death of Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz (SCH)

Rocky Wirtz articles (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic) (NHL) (ESPN)

Blackhawks sign Samuel Savoie to entry-level contract (SCH)

Meet the new Blackhawks: Is Taylor Hall still a top-line player? (SCH)

Lazerus: Connor Bedard's parents cope with universal – yet unique – emotions (The Athletic)


NHL preseason schedule announced (NHL)

Letang supported Karlsson trade to Penguins (NHL)

Stalock signs one-year contract with Ducks (NHL)

Flyers ink goalie Ersson to two-year extension (TSN)

Dubas says confidence in those around him led to taking on additional role as GM (Sportsnet)

K. Stevens continues giving back in sobriety (NHL)

Why skating ability has such an impact on NHL Draft scouting and success (The Athletic)

Report: Dumba to join Coyotes on one-year deal (ESPN)

Karlsson goes to Penguins in 3-team trade (NHL)

Byfield ready for healthy start with Kings (NHL)

Wilson signs 7-year contract with Capitals (NHL)

Guentzel out to start season after surgery (NHL)

Oilers hire McDavid's agent as CEO (NHL)

Penguins won't hire GM, Dubas takes role (NHL)

Zegras hopeful he'll sign with Ducks soon (NHL)

Terry signs 7-year contract with Ducks (NHL)

Couturier, Atkinson to return for camp (NHL)

Lundestrom out until January for Ducks (NHL)

Pens, O'Connor sign 2-year deal, avoid arbitration (ESPN)

Tarasenko happy to join "hungry" Senators (NHL)

Swayman awarded 1-year deal by arbitrator (NHL)


Former Coyotes pick Mitchell Miller signs in Slovaka (The Athletic)

What we're hearing about the new women's pro hockey league (The Athletic)

How trailblazer Jessica Campbell's "different lens" paid off in her first year as an AHL coach (ESPN)

Union head focused on getting back into Olympics (ESPN)

Nike ends its partnership with Hockey Canada (ESPN)