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Morning Bag Skate: 12-22-20

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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.

Former Blackhawks goalie Scott Darling turns 32 today.

BLACKHAWKS

Exploring the rule changes for the 2021 NHL season and how they’ll affect the Blackhawks (SCH)

Introducing the Blackhawks’ new Central Division foes (SCH)

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

Bowman wants Blackhawks back on championship course (ESPN)

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Report: Nikita Kucherov may not be ready for the start of the season (Raw Charge)

Unlike many NHL teams, Stars will open season with fans in stands (Defending Big D)

Predators trade Zach Magwood to Ottawa for Michael Carcone (On the Forecheck)

Hurricanes preparing for start of 2021 season (Canes Country)

Hurricanes sign Roland 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)

NHL

Oilers D Klefbom to miss 2021 season (TSN)

Coyotes sign Drake Caggiula (Five For Howling)

How the 2013 Blackhawks could serve as a model for other teams in 2021 (The Athletic)

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)

HOCKEY WORLD

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)