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Morning Bag Skate: 6-18-20

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


Q&A: Sara Orlesky on breaking into broadcasting and Winnipeg’s love for the Jets (The Athletic)

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


Report: NHL players won’t be expected to wear face shields when play resumes (ESPN)

NHL Seattle now targeting late summer 2021 reopening for renovated KeyArena (The Seattle Times)

LeBrun: Turnstile hirings and firings in Buffalo is no way to build a winner (The Athletic)

Graham: Pegulas end up in another unwinnable position of their own making (The Athletic)

Weekes has a powerful voice and platform, and he’s not afraid to use them (The Athletic)

Lightning coach Cooper on playoffs, hub life and a $46K audition (ESPN)

Draft lottery preview: What would each possible pick mean for Senators? (The Athletic)

Devils captain role would be ‘huge honor,’ Notre Dame alum Palmieri says (NHL)


Former Minnesota coach Don Lucia named new CCHA commissioner (Star Tribune)

Lucia sees St. Thomas as ‘nice candidate’ for CCHA (Star Tribune)

WHL plans to start 2020-21 season on Oct. 2 (The Score)

Meet the 1-45-2 Battle Creek Rumble Bees, the worst team in pro hockey (ESPN)

‘It’s an awakening’: Hockey’s black voices in high places are united for change (The Athletic)