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Morning Bag Skate: 5-21-20

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Story stream: Blackhawks fire McDonough, search for new president (SCH)

Blackhawks would face Oilers in best-of-5 play-in series in latest playoff scenario (SCH)

Before the pause: Kubalik was Chicago’s most valuable forward (SCH)

Why forwards should be Blackhawks’ focus in 2020 draft (The Athletic)

Former Blackhawks prospect Aliu calls for change: ‘Hockey is not for everyone (The Players’ Tribune)


Breaking down 16 candidates for Winnipeg’s second-line centre vacancy (The Athletic)

The story behind Hull’s cereal — and a taste test of 20-year-old Hull-O’s (The Athletic)

Avalanche’s Kaut proved he’s NHL ready during call-ups (Mile High Hockey)

The Gifted: Remarkable athleticism of Avalanche prospect Newhook (The Athletic)


Q&A: NHL’s CCO on expectations for games, hub city criteria and lessons learned (The Athletic)

Scotty Bowman’s legendary memorabilia collection and one item that defines him (The Athletic)

Coyotes’ Tocchet confident Hall will consider re-signing (ESPN)

Kings’ top scout ‘ready for a draft tomorrow,’ but waits for NHL decision (The Athletic)

Finding an NHL comparable for the Canucks’ top 10 prospects (The Athletic)

Carrick podcast: Marner on being a Maple Leaf, becoming assistant captain, career goals (YouTube)


AHL unveils first, second All-Star teams (AHL)

Worlds: Canada, United States drawn in same group for 2021 (PHT)

NWHL: Toronto club unveils logo, name — the ‘Six’ (The Ice Garden)