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Morning Bag Skate: 6-23-20

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.


Chicago reportedly among final six to be hub city for NHL’s 24-team format (SCH)

Where are they now? How 2010 Stanley Cup impacted Jordan Hendry’s life (The Athletic)


Stars fire team staff member after racist social media post (ESPN)

Below the surface: Examining Stars’ support of LGBTQ community (Defending Big D)

Tarasenko back on ice for start of Blues’ Phase 2 workouts (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Former Blue Thorburn officially retires after 14 seasons (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)


How can NHL — or any pro league — come back this summer? (SCH)

NHL allows practice groups to expand to 12 players, effective Tuesday (Sportsnet)

NHL, NHLPA tentatively agree to extend expiring contracts to Oct. 31 (Sportsnet)

Custance: How NHL teams are managing draft preparation right now (The Athletic)

Wheeler: Scouting reports for 10 sleepers in the 2020 NHL Draft (The Athletic)

Why Kurtis Gabriel is ‘gold standard’ of LGBTQ allies in hockey (Sportsnet)

Can Brodeur be Devils’ front-office version of Sakic and Yzerman? (The Hockey News)


IIHF announces dates for 2021 World Championship (Sportsnet)

‘Uncomfortable and scared’: Abuse allegations inside USA Hockey sled program (The Athletic)