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Morning Bag Skate: 11-8-20

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

SCH Podcast: Jay Zawaski discusses his new Blackhawks book (SCH)

Kane, Darryl Belfry talk hockey skills, their early days and more (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Avalanche salary cap situation is about to get a little more complicated (PHT)

Improving special teams could be key to Avalanche’s success (Mile High Hockey)

Predicting Avalanche defensive pairings for 2021 season (Mile High Hockey)

Wild T25U25: Hunter Jones at No. 20 (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

What we know right now about NHL, COVID-19 (ESPN)

Oilers’ Klefbom could miss 2021 season (The Score)

What can be learned from a teenage player’s first NHL season? (TSN)

What are Bruins still missing? (PHT)

By the numbers: Grading every NHL team’s contract efficiency, 2020 edition (The Athletic)

By the numbers: The NHL’s 10 best contracts, 2020 edition (The Athletic)

By the numbers: The NHL’s 10 worst contracts, 2020 edition (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

Big international hockey tournament questions: Will World Juniors be played? Which IIHF events are canceled? (ESPN)

WCHA releases first month of 2020-21 schedule (The Ice Garden)

Hockey East to start play Nov. 20 (The Ice Garden)