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Morning Bag Skate: 5-22-20

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

(Photo: Rich Preston)

BLACKHAWKS

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

Blackhawks will reportedly not sign goalie prospects Alexis Gravel, Wouter Peeters (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Possibly playoff-bound Blackhawks, ‘The Last Dance’ dynasty rival comparisons (SCH)

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Wild’s Staal: ‘It’s hard right now to envision’ playing away from family (The Athletic)

Predators’ Duchene: ‘You don’t want to have a COVID Cup’ (NBC Sports)

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

NHL

NHL intends to slide expiring player contracts to end of 2019-20 season (The Athletic)

Ranking 25 most dominant NHL teams of past 50 years (The Athletic)

‘Is this real?’: Stories of Crosby’s year at Stattuck St. Mary’s Prep in Minnesota (The Athletic)

Is Stepan’s time with Coyotes coming to an end? (Five For Howling)

Maple Leafs’ Barrie at peace despite uncertainty around free agency, NHL season (Sportsnet)

HOCKEY WORLD

USA Hockey plans to host World Junior Summer Showcase, Canada won’t attend (NHL)

NCAA men: As NCHC assistant coaches shuffle, several schools are going with similar setups (Grand Forks Herald)

Q&A with PWHPA’s Jayna Hefford (The Ice Garden)

NWHL: Ashley Johnston joins Riveters coaching staff, Ivo Mocek returning as head coach (The Ice Garden)