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Morning Bag Skate: 5-3-20

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

What an early-June draft means for Blackhawks’ lottery chances (SCH)


Jets’ Lowry looking forward to getting back to normal (Winnipeg Free Press)

How could an NHL return affect Stars’ playoff seeding, bonuses, RFA contracts? (The Athletic)

Salary Cap Court: Which high-paid Predators players passed the test? (The Athletic)


Sharks’ Thornton shaves iconic ‘lifestyle beard’ (Fear The Fin)

Sharks’ Kane hopes to see more personality whenever NHL returns (TSN)

Canadiens, Kings, Devils interested in KHL defenseman Lehtonen (Sportsnet)


Pronman: Arguments for a June NHL Draft outweigh reasons to wait (The Athletic)

Roundtable reaction: Which NHL teams are most impacted by a June draft? (The Athletic)

Wheeler: Why Dylan Holloway is one of 2020 class’ most unique prospects (The Athletic)

‘He’s the best player in this draft’: Cole Perfetti was raised for this (The Athletic)


Pro-Gear: Ball machines help NHL, other goalies stay sharp (In Goal Magazine)

Columbus mourns the loss of local hockey pioneer, patriarch Paul Donskov (The Athletic)