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Morning Bag Skate: 9-30-22

Morning Bag Skate: 9-30-22

Photo by Gregory Shamus/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Luke Richardson teaching Blackhawks new systems in straightforward way: “It helps everybody” (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) (The Athletic) Report: NHL salary cap expected to increase sharply in next few years (SCH) Jack Johnson brings time-tested knowledge, experience to Blackhawks (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Blues 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher...
Sep 29, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 9-29-22

Morning Bag Skate: 9-29-22

A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS RECAPS: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) (The Athletic) Report: NHL salary cap expected to increase sharply in next few years (SCH) Jack Johnson brings time-tested knowledge, experience to Blackhawks (Sun-Times) RECAPS: Blues 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) (The Athletic) EP Rinkside 2022 NHL prospect pool rankings: No. 13 Blackhawks (Elite Prospects) Inside Alex Stalock’s journey from...
Sep 28, 2022
Bite Their Kneecaps: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2

Bite Their Kneecaps: Blackhawks 4, Red Wings 2

Sam Lafferty of the Chicago Blackhawks tries to get around the stick of Albert Johansson of the Detroit Red Wings during the third period at Little Caesars Arena. | Photo by Gregory Shamus/ Hey! A win, likely a rarity in the regular season. The Chicago Blackhawks reversed their fortunes from their first game of the preseason, beating the Detroit Red Wings 4-2 on Wednesday. The Blackhawks accomplished the feat, likely a rarity in the regular season, in Detroit. Just 11 seconds into the game, Dylan Sikura welcomed himself back to the Blackhawks organization by scoring...
Sep 28, 2022
Blackhawks at Red Wings: Preseason game discussion

Blackhawks at Red Wings: Preseason game discussion

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Talk some Blackhawks hockey with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the Blackhawks’ preseason game on Wednesday night game against the Detroit Red Wings! Game Preview
Sep 28, 2022
Seven Nation Army: Blackhawks at Red Wings preseason preview

Seven Nation Army: Blackhawks at Red Wings preseason preview

Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via A second Blackhawks preseason game in as many nights. The Chicago Blackhawks are back on the ice — albeit with a much different roster — up in Michigan on Wednesday night as they face the Detroit Red Wings at the Little Caesars Arena. Following Tuesday’s veteran-heavy lineup, the Blackhawks are sending a more youthful roster to the mitten: #Blackhawks roster for tonight’s preseason tilt in Detroit: pic.twitter.com/uejmT4n5Nn— Charlie Roumeliotis (@CRoumeliotis) September 28, 2022 Line combos and D pairings remain...
Sep 28, 2022
Report: NHL salary cap expected to increase sharply in next few years

Report: NHL salary cap expected to increase sharply in next few years

Photo by Chris Kohley/Icon Sportswire via After years of stability, it’s may be headed back up. The Chicago Blackhawks could be in a fortuitous financial situation in just a few years. According to a joint report from Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman and Rory Boylen, NHL teams have received guidance on the expected salary cap for the next few hockey seasons — and the arrow is pointing up. The article reiterates that these are just projections and nothing has been confirmed — nor will be anytime soon — but it’s the first sign of optimism regarding increases...
Sep 28, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 9-28-22

Morning Bag Skate: 9-28-22

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS RECAPS: Blues 4, Blackhawks 1 (SCH) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) EP Rinkside 2022 NHL prospect pool rankings: No. 13 Blackhawks (Elite Prospects) Inside Alex Stalock’s journey from myocarditis diagnosis to NHL comeback with Blackhawks (Sun-Times) Is Patrick Kane really the 35th-best player in the NHL? “I think I’m better than that” (The Athletic) “Hockey just comes to me”: Kevin...
Sep 27, 2022
The Approaching Curve: Blues 4, Blackhawks 1

The Approaching Curve: Blues 4, Blackhawks 1

Photo by Michael Reaves/ There goes the undefeated preseason we all expected. The Chicago Blackhawks’ preseason opener looked like a forecast for a lot of the games awaiting in the upcoming regular season, as the hosts lost 4-1 to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night at the United Center. St. Louis scored first on a power-play goal by Ryan O’Reilly just 2:23 into the game. The score remained 1-0 in favor the Blues until offseason signing Cole Guttman scored after a neat pass to the slot from Buddy Robinson: Cole Guttman scores his first unofficial NHL goal....
Sep 27, 2022
Blackhawks vs. Blues: Preseason game discussion

Blackhawks vs. Blues: Preseason game discussion

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Talk some Blackhawks hockey with us! Scroll down to the comments to discuss the Blackhawks’ preseason opener on Tuesday night game against the St. Louis Blues!
Sep 27, 2022
Nowhere Generation: Blackhawks vs. Blues preseason preview

Nowhere Generation: Blackhawks vs. Blues preseason preview

Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Hockey’s back! (kinda) The Chicago Blackhawks will take the United Center ice for the first time in five months on Tuesday night when they welcome the St. Louis Blues to the United Center to open their 2022 NHL preseason slate. It’s a wildly different Blackhawks team both on and off the ice, following a hectic offseason that saw Chicago embrace all aspects of the tanking philosophy in hopes of landing wunderkind Connor Bedard in the 2023 NHL Draft. But there’s a lot of hockey to be played between now and then, some of which...
Sep 27, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 9-27-22

Morning Bag Skate: 9-27-22

Photo by Hannah Foslien/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Dylan Sikura returns as a different kind of player (Sun-Times) Blackhawks Monday report: Roster competition and waiver-wire goalies (The Athletic) Josiah Slavin grows into a leadership role in Rockford and Chicago (Bleacher Nation) Three “Hawks Hits”: Andreas Athanasiou, added weight and speed galore (CHGO) Petr Mrazek optimistic offseason changes lead to better health (The Athletic) Players enthused by changes under Luke...
Sep 26, 2022
Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: The 2022 offseason rankings

Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: The 2022 offseason rankings

Photo by Melissa Tamez/Icon Sportswire via Keep track of Second City Hockey’s list on the Blackhawks’ best players under age 25. With the offseason still dragging on, it’s time for Second City Hockey to unveil its 2022 offseason edition of the Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25 series. Each player on the top 25 list has been profiled in a separate article with a trio of honorable mentions noted at the end. The last rankings came about one year prior, just before the start of the 2021 season. This year’s list are substantially different, given the seismic shifts within...
Sep 26, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 9-26-22

Morning Bag Skate: 9-26-22

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/ A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Petr Mrazek optimistic offseason changes lead to better health (The Athletic) Players enthused by changes under Luke Richardson (The Athletic) (Bleacher Nation) Max Domi excited for his opportunity with Patrick Kane and the Blackhawks (Bleacher Nation) Jujhar Khaira ready to put Jacob Trouba’s hit, tumultuous season behind him (Sun-Times) (Tribune) Andreas Athanasiou’s blazing speed will help Blackhawks — if he stays...
Sep 23, 2022
Morning Bag Skate: 9-23-22

Morning Bag Skate: 9-23-22

Photo by Bill Smith/NHLI via A daily look at hockey news around the world. This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news. BLACKHAWKS Blackhawks defenseman Ian Mitchell out six weeks with left wrist injury (SCH) What to watch as Blackhawks open training camp (SCH) Articles on Kane and Toews addressing media on Thursday (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (Bleacher Nation) (The Athletic) Top 3 storylines as Blackhawks open training camp (CHGO) SB Nation Reacts: Do Blackhawks fans believe in the prospects? (SCH) 2022 Top 25 Under 25: Frank Nazar leads the pack at 1...
Sep 22, 2022
SB Nation Reacts: Do Blackhawks fans believe in the prospects?

SB Nation Reacts: Do Blackhawks fans believe in the prospects?

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via We asked and you answered. About a week ago, we posted a fan survey with a series of questions gauging fan confidence in the Chicago Blackhawks’ current state of affairs. We have our first round of results and it would appear that three first-round draft picks during the 2022 NHL Draft were not enough to make Blackhawks fans optimistic about the players working their way up the organization pipelines: And that percentage may have ticked down a bit more following Thursday’s unfortunate news on defenseman Ian Mitchell....