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Morning Bag Skate: 6-17-20

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Prospect Alex Vlasic selected for 2020 World Junior Summer Showcase (SCH)

Colliton hopes to use time before playoffs wisely, improving systems and scouting Oilers (Chicago Sun-Times)


Could Avalanche’s expanded roster include Bowers, Timmins? (The Athletic)

Hynes talks Return to Play Plan, goaltending, Preds’ potential (Predators)

Who are the NHL comparables for the Predators’ best prospects? (The Athletic)


Pregnant pause: NHL players, partners stressed over due date conflicts (ESPN)

Sabres fire Botterill, name former Blackhawk Kevyn Adams new GM (Die By The Blade)

Looking back at Botterill’s key decisions with Sabres (The Score)

Adams’ top 5 issues to solves as new Sabres GM (NHL)

Sabres part ways with director of amateur scouting, three AHL coaches (Die By The Blade)

Future of hockey broadcasting is making analytics mainstream (The Athletic)

Edmonton, Toronto, Vancouver each can be hub city in Return to Play Plan (NHL)

Blue Jackets shouldn’t expect Anderson to play until September (The Athletic)

Billionaire Prokhorov to shutter Islanders’ Nassau Coliseum indefinitely (Bloomberg)

The Gifted: Hurricanes prospect Puistola controls puck, play (The Athletic)

What it would mean for Devils to win draft lottery (The Athletic)


Flames AHL coach Cail MacLean is playing the long game (The Athletic)

OHL launches investigation after ex-Kitchener player says he was forced to use cocaine (The Record)

NWHL: Whale shaping up to be brand new team (The Ice Garden)

NWHL: Beauts round out bench with Rhea Coad as associate head coach (The Ice Garden)

NWHL: Get to know Riveters coach Ivo Mocek (The Ice Garden)