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Morning Bag Skate: 12-25-19

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Detroit Red Wings v Chicago Blackhawks - Game Seven

The Blackhawks and IceHogs are off until Friday when they host the Islanders and Iowa Wild, respectively. The World Junior Championship begins Thursday.


Three takeaways from Blackhawks’ ‘embarrassing’ 7-1 loss to Devils (SCH)

Blackhawks’ excessive shift lengths remain a struggle, but they’re showing progress (Chicago Sun-Times)

Blackhawks prospect Artur Kayumov signs 2-year extension with KHL’s Lokomotiv (SCH)


A sign of things to come? Avalanche’s power play certainly hopes so (The Athletic)

Rinne is losing his grip on the Predators’ starting job (The Athletic)

Shap Shots: Bowness’ approach, Winter Classic notes and a book review (The Athletic)


Seattle assistant GM Ricky Olczyk proved there’s more than one path to NHL (The Athletic)


Pronman: Guide to 2020 WJC (The Athletic)