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Morning Bag Skate: 12-13-20

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

Announcing some adjustments to the Second City Hockey lineup (SCH)

BLACKHAWKS

Unheralded center Lucas Wallmark could have big impact on Blackhawks (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks prospects Dach, Slaggert, Teply, Krutil to travel to Edmonton for World Juniors (SCH)

2020 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Final reactions and full ballot reveal (SCH)

2020 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Dach at No. 1 (SCH)

2020 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: DeBrincat at No. 2 (SCH)

How Brandon Hagel regained his hockey groove in Switzerland (The Athletic)

Analyzing Dylan Strome’s value as contract resolution looms (The Athletic)

Seattle Kraken expansion mock draft 5.0: Who could the Blackhawks lose? (The Athletic)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Oops, the Wild are back in the West (Hockey Wilderness)

Wild didn’t want to play in Pacific (Hockey Wilderness)

Looking forward: Alex Newhook’s quest to become a top-six center for the Avalanche (Mile High Hockey)

2019-20 Predators player report cards: Colton Sissons (On the Forecheck)

Can the Jets win with their defense? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Zuccarello undergoes arm surgery, will miss start of 2021 season (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL

Five potential moves to watch for before next NHL season (Sportsnet)

Some owners not happy with NHL’s division realignment proposal (TSN)

What you need to know about the 2020-21 NHL season: Division realignment (The Athletic)

Golden Knights “not shopping” Pacioretty (NHL)

Lebrun: NHL start for Seattle Kraken about much more than hockey (The Athletic)

Seravalli: There has been pushback on the NHL’s proposed realignment plan (TSN)

Financial hurdles cleared, NHL aims for Jan. 13 start (The Athletic)

Canada division probable, Bettman says (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Wayne Gretzky rookie card sells for $1.29 million (The Athletic)

Wheeler: Final thoughts on Team Canada’s 2021 World Junior selection camp (The Athletic)