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Morning Bag Skate: 11-8-20

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

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


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)


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)


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)