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Morning Bag Skate: 5-29-20

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

Chicago Blackhawks v Columbus Blue Jackets Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via Getty Images

A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

Evaluating Chicago’s chance to host Stanley Cup Playoffs (Chicago Sun-Times)

Nylander providing meals to frontline workers with brother William (SCH)

Have the Blackhawks ever made you cry? (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Ep. 19 - Play-in, playoff hockey (SCH)

Former Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville’s house listed for $2.6 million (SCH)

Ian Mitchell unlikely to play for Blackhawks before 2020-21 NHL season (SCH)

Will the 2020 Stanley Cup champs carry an asterisk? Ask 2013 Blackhawks. (The Athletic)

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

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Breaking down potential Predators-Coyotes playoff series (On The Forecheck)

Why not Winnipeg? On the Jets’ Cup chances, lottery odds and non-hub city status (The Athletic)

Back in Minnesota, Boeser ready for a very personal Canucks-Wild series (The Athletic)

NHL

Is NHL’s return-to-play format bad? Maybe. Who cares? (SCH)

Lundqvist in mix to start for Rangers (NHL)

Tallon: Panthers excited for ‘chance to do something special’ in restart (The Athletic)

Eichel ‘fed up with the losing’ as Sabres’ playoff drought hits 9 years (Die By The Blade)

Senators unlikely to sign UFAs to long-term contracts (NHL)

Hurricanes agree to PNC Arena lease extension through July 2029 (Canes Country)

Pronman’s 2020 NHL Draft Board: Top 122 prospects (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

Golden Knights unveil AHL team name as Henderson Silver Knights (Knights On Ice)

Senators’ Norris voted AHL’s Outstanding Rookie (Silver Seven)

USA Hockey president Jim Smith under investigation for handling of abuse allegations (The Athletic)

Talbot joins fight to save Alabama-Huntsville hockey program (The Athletic)

How USA Hockey hopes to bring kids back to ice after pandemic (ESPN)