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Morning Bag Skate: 12-14-20

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

Fleury falls on Turco Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/NHLI

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

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)

Denis Savard. Steve Larmer. Troy Murray. All three were drafted in 1980 — and kept the Blackhawks interesting on and off the ice (Chicago Tribune)

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

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

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Former Avalanche president Lacroix dead at 72 (TSN)

Oops, the Wild are back in the West (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)

NHL

Kings turn page on rebuilding, coach says (NHL)

Oilers’ Nurse embracing challenge of lead role with Klefbom sidelined (Sportsnet)

What the effects of the NHL CBA mean in the long term (Sportsnet)

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)

HOCKEY WORLD

ECAC releases 2020-21 league season schedule (The Ice Garden)

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)