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Morning Bag Skate 7/28

Our daily look at Blackhawks news and the happenings around the world of hockey. Early IceHogs lineup projections. (ESPN Chicago) Brad Richards chats with Bob Verdi (Blackhawks) Brian Bickell, an unnecessary hero. (Hockey Writers) I look back at Moose Vasko. (Blackhawk Up) Can a team win with two big salary superstars? (SB Nation) Six years later, who won the Brad Richards trade between the Stars and Lightning? (Hockey News) Former Predators enforcer Patrick Cote is headed to jail. (Pro Hockey Talk) Derick Brassard gets a new five year deal with the Rangers....

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Patrick Kane 'woos' and chews in new Gatorade commercial

Patrick Kane is in good company in Gatorade’s new commercial for Gatorade Recover protein bars.
Chicago Tribune 2 hours ago

Patrick Kane 'woos' and chews in new Gatorade commercial

Patrick Kane is in good company in Gatorade’s new commercial for Gatorade Recover protein bars.

Early Hawks' 14-15 AHL lineup projections

The Chicago Blackhawks may be as deep organizationally as they have been in some time. Following up on our NHL projections for the Blackhawks this season, here's how they could look this season at the AHL level with the Rockford IceHogs: Projected lines LW Pierre-Cedric Labrie -- C Teuvo Teravainen -- RW Mark McNeill LW Garret Ross -- C Alex Broadhurst -- RW Joakim Nordstrom LW Matt Carey -- C Phillip Danault -- RW Ryan Hartman LW Drew LeBlanc -- C Dennis Rasmussen -- RW Cody Bass Additional depth: Ryan Schnell (AHL contract) Defenseman pairings Klas Dahlbeck -- Stephen Johns Viktor...

Early Hawks' '14-'15 NHL lineup projections

The Chicago Blackhawks still have to make a move or two before the season begins to get under the salary cap so their roster will change in the near future. But let's take a glance at what the organization could look like at the NHL and AHL levels based on the current roster. In the first of two parts, here are projections for the NHL level: Projected lines LW Patrick Sharp -- C Jonathan Toews -- RW Marian Hossa LW Brandon Saad -- C Brad Richards -- RW Patrick Kane LW Bryan Bickell -- C Andrew Shaw -- RW TBD (Jeremy Morin/Kris Versteeg) LW TBD (Peter Regin/Brandon Mashinter/Morin/Versteeg)...

Schmaltz leaves strong first impression

CHICAGO -- Nick Schmaltz may just be a future linemate for Jonathan Toews or Patrick Kane with the Chicago Blackhawks. Schmaltz is only 18 years old and heading into his freshman year at North Dakota, so he won’t be joining the duo anytime soon. But with Kane and Toews signing their eight-year extensions and Schmaltz showing off some rare offensive ability at the Blackhawks prospect camp last week, it’s not a complete reach to envision Schmaltz complementing one of their lines down the line.

Hawks could accelerate college prospects

The Chicago Blackhawks are bursting at the seams as an organization with NHL-caliber players. For the most part, that's a good situation to be in. But one of the potential issues has come to light this year. As seen in the case of Kevin Hayes, the Blackhawks' 2010 first-round draft pick, their prospects have the option of waiting out the period the organization owns their rights and they can decide to become free agents. The Blackhawks put a lot of time into working to develop Hayes over the last four-plus years, and it will be a disappointment for them if he doesn't sign, which is unlikely...

Blackhawks top national TV slate with 20 games

The Blackhawks' overtime loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals surely broke hearts in Chicago, but few would argue that it was great television--perhaps the NHL's most rivoting viewing of the season.
Chicago Tribune Jul 22, 2014

Blackhawks top national TV slate with 20 games

The Blackhawks' overtime loss to the L.A. Kings in Game 7 of the Western Conference finals surely broke hearts in Chicago, but few would argue that it was great television--perhaps the NHL's most rivoting viewing of the season.

Who stood out at Hawks prospect camp

CHICAGO – The Chicago Blackhawks wrapped up their annual prospect camp Friday. The camp entailed mostly skill work and practice for players under entry-level contracts, but unsigned prospects had a number of chances to compete throughout. Here are some of those prospects who stood out during the six-day gathering at Johnny’s IceHouse West: John Hayden, forward, third-round pick in 2013: Hayden made an impression with his size and offensive ability during the week -- including on Chicago general manager Stan Bowman, who mentioned him first after the camp.
Chicago Tribune Jul 20, 2014

Red Wings reveal plans for new stadium

The Detroit Red Wings revealed plans for a new home on Sunday as part of a re-energizing of the Motor City's downtown core.

Red Wings reveal plans for new stadium

The Detroit Red Wings revealed plans for a new home on Sunday as part of a re-energizing of the Motor City's downtown core.

Johns uses prospect camp to build NHL case

CHICAGO -- Stephen Johns is an old pro when it comes to the Chicago Blackhawks prospect camp. Johns, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound defenseman, attended his fifth prospect camp this past week since being selected by the Blackhawks in the second round of the 2010 draft. This year’s prospect camp did have a different feel for Johns than the previous four. Unlike the other ones, this year’s camp wasn’t leading into another year at Notre Dame for him.

Hawks' new goalies coach familiar with Crawford

Jimmy Waite, brother of former Hawks goalie coach Stephane, says he likes Crawford's styleThe Blackhawks' new goalies coach, Jimmy Waite, has a name -- and likely a style -- familiar to Corey Crawford.
Chicago Tribune Jul 20, 2014

Hawks' new goalies coach familiar with Crawford

Jimmy Waite, brother of former Hawks goalie coach Stephane, says he likes Crawford's styleThe Blackhawks' new goalies coach, Jimmy Waite, has a name -- and likely a style -- familiar to Corey Crawford.

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