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Morning Bag Skate: 5-27-20

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Playoff-bound Blackhawks will play Oilers in ‘qualifying round’ best-of-5 series (SCH)

How Blackhawks could be eligible for draft lottery despite being playoff-bound team (SCH)

‘A genuine, authentic hate’: An oral history of the Blackhawks-Canucks rivalry (The Athletic)

How ‘Chelsea Dagger’ became Blackhawks’ goal song (NBC Sports Chicago)

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


Blues’ return to play guide: How NHL’s 24-team format impacts St. Louis (The Athletic)

Avalanche’s return to play guide: How NHL’s 24-team format impacts Denver (The Athletic)

Predators’ return to play guide: Nashville to face Coyotes in qualifying round (The Athletic)

Jets’ return to play guide: Winnipeg to face Flames in qualifying round (The Athletic)

Wild to face Canucks in qualifying round series (Hockey Wilderness)

Wild prospect Kahkonen named AHL’s most outstanding goaltender (Hockey Wilderness)

LeBrun: Former Stars coach Jim Montgomery on his firing, alcoholism, recovery (The Athletic)


Cost of rushing back to sports: A star’s life (New York Times)

Bruins win Presidents’ Trophy; Halak, Rask share Jennings Trophy (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Oilers’ Draisaitl becomes first German-born Art Ross Trophy winner (Global News)

Sabres’ GM Botterill to return for 2020-21 season (Die By The Blade)

Ovechkin jersey from ‘The Goal’ game auctioned off for $111K (The Score)

Rangers’ Andersson in talks to rejoin HV71 in Sweden for 2020-21 season (Blueshirt Banter)


Big Ten adds Berenson as hockey adviser after deputy commissioner Brad Traviolia departs (Wisconsin State Journal)