Morning Bag Skate 6-16-23

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

Morning Bag Skate 6-16-23
Photo by Mike Cox / Unsplash

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


Assessing Connor Murphy's struggles during the '22-23 season (SCH)

What I’m hearing about the Blackhawks heading into the draft, free agency (The Athletic)

Blackhawks feel comfortable with Arvid Soderblom, Petr Mrazek as NHL goalie duo (Sun-Times)

Evaluating Lukas Reichel's second hockey season in North America (SCH)

Blackhawks GM Kyle Davidson talks to media at NHL Combine (SCH) (Sun-Times)

Dareen Pang excited to spread passion for hockey back with Blackhawks again: Q&A (The Athletic)

Andreas Athanasiou signing articles (SCH) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic)

Darren Pang hiring articles (SCH) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) (Tribune)

Where do RFAs Caleb Jones and Ian Mitchell fit in the Blackhawks' long-term plans? (SCH)

When will the Blackhawks contend for the Stanley Cup? (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks prospect watch: Injuries tested Frank Nazar's resilience – and now he feels more mature for camp (Tribune)

Corey Crawford a Hall-of-Famer? Odds say no (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks prospect watch: Is defenseman Alex Vlasic ready to take the next big step? (Tribune)

Blackhawks CHL Prospect Update, 6/5: Korchinski, Dach, Allan reach Memorial Cup Final (SCH)

Blackhawks prospect watch: Can Arvid Soderblom learn from last year's rough patch? (Tribune)

The Friday Show: Regina Pats broadcaster Dante De Caria (SCH)

Blackhawks mailbag: Connor Bedard, trades and free agency (The Athletic)

New Stadium for Blackhawks, Bulls and White Sox? TV broadcasts have new option (Sun-Times)

WHL's Thunderbirds roll into Memorial Cup semi (ESPN)
(Editor's note: You probably know why this is under the "Blackhawks" section)


2023 NHL Draft: Top 10 goalies (NHL)

Matvei Michkov's hockey genius makes him worth the wait (EP Rinkside)

Mock 2023 NHL Draft (NHL)

Connor Bedard NHL Combine articles (NHL) (Sun-Times) (The Athletic) (Sporsnet) (TSN)

NHL Combine results: Top 10 prospects in every drill (Sportsnet)

2023 NHL Draft overagers: 12 prospects worthy of a second look (The Athletic)

10 things learned from 2023 NHL Scouting Combine (NHL)

Bedard says going No. 1 to Blackhawks in 2023 Draft would be 'huge honor' (NHL)

Perreault's record-setting NTDP season impresses ahead of 2023 NHL Draft (NHL)

Welcome to the NHL; Connor Bedard, top prospect see what their "dream" could look like (The Athletic)

Connor Bedard sweeps Canadian Hockey League awards (Tribune)


Spezza hired as assistant general manager of Penguins (NHL)

Golden Knights win Stanley Cup (NHL)

Ottawa Senators sale to Toronto billionaire Michael Andlauer final (CBS) (Forbes)

Flyers name Patrick Sharp Special Advisor to Hockey Operations (NHL)

Laviolette hired as coach of Rangers (NHL)

Huska hired as coach of Flames (NHL)

NHL Not in 'Expansion Mode' amid Atlanta, Houston, Quebec City Interest, Bettman Says (Bleacher Report)

Hockey ‘enforcers’ die 10 years earlier than others in NHL, study says (Washington Post)

Buying or Selling the Latest NHL Draft, Trade and Free-Agency Rumors (Bleacher Report)

Reports: Coyotes great Doan to join Leafs staff (ESPN)

Gavrikov signs 2-year contract with Kings (NHL)

Provorov traded to Columbus in 3-team deal (NHL)

Devils to begin contract talks with Meier (NHL)

Chris Chelios won't return to ESPN as NHL analyst (The Athletic)

Cronin hired as Ducks coach (NHL)

Caufield gets 8-year contract with Canadiens (NHL)

MetLife Stadium to host 2024 Stadium Series (NHL)

Coyotes exploring options for Arizona home (NHL)

Source: Blue Jackets to hire Babcock as coach (ESPN)

Patrick Kane out 4-6 months after undergoing hip surgery (Sun-Times) (Tribune)

Dubas hired as Penguins president (NHL)


Hockey Hall of Famer Henri Richard had stage 3 CTE at time of death, study finds (Sportsnet)

Quinnipiac men’s hockey celebrated at White House ‘College Athlete Day’ (Quinnipiac Chronicle)

Wisconsin women's hockey team enjoys national championship celebration at the White House (Milwaukee Journal)

Andrew Strathmann follows long hockey journey from Chicago suburbs to NHL Draft (Sun-Times)

Remparts take down Thunderbirds for third Memorial Cup title (Sportsnet)