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Morning Bag Skate: 6-27-20

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

Blackhawks could have chance at Lafreniere in Phase 2 (SCH)

Caggiula juggles playoff excitement, free-agent uncertainty (The Athletic)

Stream: Blackhawks’ Hossa, Wilson elected to Hockey Hall of Fame (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

‘I didn’t play that well’: Faulk speaks out on first season with Blues (The Athletic)

Examining present, future of Avalanche’s pieces from Duchene trade (The Athletic)

Player review: In first season with Wild, Hartman carved out future role (Hockey Wilderness)

‘Everybody loves Louie’: A rare interview with St. Louis’ favorite polar bear (The Athletic)

NHL

Kings move up to No. 2 pick in draft lottery (NHL)

Red Wings, with best odds to get No. 1 pick, fall to No. 4 (NHL)

Senators get rare chance at two picks in top five from draft lottery (NHL)

NHL/NHLPA talks on CBA include escrow cap, salary deferral for players (Sportsnet)

Kotkaniemi will be at Canadiens training camp as a full participant (The Athletic)

How Val James, Maple Leafs trailblazer, had to fight back to the game he loves (The Athletic)

NHL Seattle expansion team making progress on nickname (NHL)

HOCKEY WORLD

Burning questions for next season with heads of the AHL, NCHC and USHL (The Athletic)

Why they won’t play: Inside 20 years of broken dreams in women’s hockey (The Athletic)

NWHL teams to have multiple jerseys in 2020-21 (The Ice Garden)