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Morning Bag Skate: 7-10-20

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A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

Seabrook practices for first time since 3 surgeries (SCH)

Blackhawks hockey operations restructuring: Norm Maciver demoted from assistant GM to VP of player personnel (SCH)

Podcast: Blackhawks logo discussion, NHL inching toward return and more (SCH)

Is Blackhawks name, logo as offensive as Washington’s NFL team’s nickname? It’s complicated (Chicago Tribune)

CENTRAL DIVISION

How will flat salary cap affect 2020-21 Predators? (The Athletic)

Player review: Staal is still Wild’s best center (Hockey Wilderness)

Report: Wild prospect Khovanov will sign 1-year contract to play in KHL (Hockey Wilderness)

Player review: Spurgeon plays great while no one notices (Hockey Wilderness)

Ballin’ on budget? How a flat salary cap could brighten or dim Avalanche’s future (The Athletic)

NHL

Report: Devils to name Rangers assistant Ruff as next head coach, retain Fitzgerald as GM (All About The Jersey)

10 lingering questions about NHL return-to-play bubbles (ESPN)

Emily Cave: My husband died at 25. Here’s how I’ll remember him (ESPN)

By the Numbers: Identifying the NHL’s best puck-moving defensemen (The Athletic)

Q&A: Pronger explains why he’s leaving Panthers to build travel company (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

Ivy League calls off sports until at least Jan. 1, wiping out North Dakota’s marquee series at Cornell (Grand Forks Herald)

National team rivalries beyond Canada-United States (The Ice Garden)

From rivals to teammates: Boston Pride players build on history of playing against each other (The Ice Garden)

The optimist: How ex-Flyer Eric Wellwood’s belief buoyed OHL’s Flint Firebirds (The Athletic)