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Morning Bag Skate: 5-25-20

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

When Blackhawks shed underdog label (SCH)

NHLPA authorizes further negotiations with NHL on 24-team format to make Blackhawks playoff team (SCH)


Souhan: Fans should enjoy any Wild playoff run even if sportstuff will be missing (Star Tribune)

A study in skill and strength: Dissecting Tarasenko’s power moves (The Athletic)


Why Lightning were one of two teams to vote ‘no’ on 24-team format (The Athletic)

Islanders dynasty’s birth in 1980 recalled in oral history (NHL)

Islanders arena construction at Belmont Park ready to resume (NHL)

DeBoer says Golden Knights best team he’s coached (NHL)

Canada’s NHL teams offer rebate, refund options to season-ticket holders (ESPN)


Outgoing AHL chief Dave Andrews wrestling with challenging time (Chicago Sun-Times)

‘5-foot-8 waterbugs, electric in open ice’: What to expect from hockey’s 3-on-3 league (The Hockey News)

Top 5 memories: Loudest night North Dakota’s at The Ralph (Grand Forks Herald)