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Morning Bag Skate: 12-8-20

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2020 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Strome at No. 4 (SCH)

Report: Blackhawks prospects Vlasic, Commesso will not attend Team USA training camp (SCH)

2020 Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Mitchell at No. 5 (SCH)

With Erik Condra hiring, Blackhawks’ loaded player-development staff adds another retired NHL regular (Sun-Times)

Explaining the ongoing talks between the NHL and NHLPA (SCH)

Blackhawks Top 25 Under 25: Reichel at No. 6 (SCH)

Inside Kendall Coyne Schofield’s rapid rise (The Athletic)

Blackhawks’ draft pick analysis (The Athletic)


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

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

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

Blues could hire Jay Bouwmeester to scouting department (NHL)

Why the Wild are alright with that (The Athletic)

31 in 31: Nashville Predators (NHL)


NHL, NHLPA no longer negotiating CBA financials, targeting Jan. 13 start with 56-game schedule (TSN)

NHL “taking our time” planning for season (NHL)

Detroit’s Lucas Raymond one of six first-round picks selected to Team Sweden (NHL)

Multiple teams exploring hosting multiple outdoor games (The Athletic)


How the QMJHL pulled off a bubble tournament (SI)

Seattle’s “lone hockey bar” fighting to make it to first Kraken season (ESPN+)

Two North Dakota hockey players kneel for anthem (ESPN)