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Morning Bag Skate: 12-21-20

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

Malcolm Subban turns 27 today.


NHL, NHLPA approve 56-game season starting Jan. 13 (SCH)

Kirby Dach named Canada’s captain for 2021 World Juniors, and some other news (SCH)

Blackhawks remain committed to Native American name, logo despite Cleveland Indians logo change (Sun-Times)

Connor Murphy has become the Blackhawks’ most dependable defenseman (SCH)

Blackhawks hire Jaime Faulkner as president of business operations, name Stan Bowman president of hockey operations (Sun-Times)

Stan Bowman named GM and president of hockey operations amid front office movement (SCH)

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


Hurricanes sign roalnd McKeown to one-year deal (Canes Country)

Jackets 20: The era of Sergei Bobrovsky (The Cannon)

Panthers sign forward Anthony Duclair (Litter Box Cats)

Curtis McElhinney: The long, winding trip to a Stanley Cup (Raw Charge)

Björklöven — Connor Ingram’s Swedish team — suspected of match fixing (On the Forecheck)


Work remains before NHL can drop the puck for 2021 season (TSN)

NHL season will have playoff feel (NHL)

Sharks to hold training camp in Arizona (NHL)

The biggest questions facing all 31 NHL teams (The Athletic)

Henrik Lundqvist will not join Capitals this season (Japers’ Rink)

What’s it like to be an NHL free agent right now? Slater Koekkoek explains (The Athletic)

Flames launch goaltending department, add Labarbera as full-time coach (TSN)

NHL’s top remaining UFAs of 2020 (Sportsnet)


Top five goalies to watch at 2021 WJC (NHL)

What will he AHL look like next season? (The Athletic)

Top 2021 NHL draft prospect Owen Power stops in Chicago — will he be back? (The Athletic)

WHL postpones start of 2020-21 season (TSN)