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Morning Bag Skate: 7-16-20

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Subban ready to start for Blackhawks vs. Oilers if Crawford can’t (SCH)

Mitchell officially signs with Blackhawks (SCH)

Kubalik named Calder Trophy finalist (SCH)

Don’t be that guy: Blackhawks apply peer pressure to keep safe during Phase 3 (The Athletic)

Number Munchers: Revisiting Blackhawks’ 2019-20 regular season performance (SCH)

Flat salary cap could affect next deals for Kubalik, Strome (The Athletic)

Blackhawks shuffle hockey operations personnel to adjust to flat salary cap era (Chicago Sun-Times)


Anything is possible at this point for Avalanche, Byram (The Athletic)

Inside Stars’ quarantine workouts at Benn’s pool house/home gym (The Athletic)

Can Stars avoid another disastrous start? ‘Totally different’ training camp is good start (Dallas Morning News)

Predators sign Malone to 1-year, 2-way deal (On The Forecheck)

Scheifele’s Team Canada dream, lessons learned during pause and more (The Athletic)

Wild’s Kaprizov: ‘I hope I am going to do well’ (Star Tribune)

Wild’s Fiala: ‘I feel I’m going to be the same player’ (Star Tribune)


Cassidy of Bruins, Tortorella of Blue Jackets, Vigneault of Flyers named Jack Adams Award finalists (NHL)

Lowetide: What should Oilers fans expect from McDavid in qualifier? (The Athletic)

Oilers’ Athanasiou getting big shot on top-scorer Draisaitl’s wing (Edmonton Journal)

Oilers’ Bear has pivotal role in series vs. Chicago (Edmonton Journal)

With Sharks and everywhere else, ex-Hawk Wingels left his mark on hockey (The Athletic)

Blue Jackets seeking stingy, defensive mindset as they prepare for Maple Leafs (The Athletic)

What do Canucks players hear when they’re on the ice? (The Athletic)


USA Hockey cancels 2020 World Junior Summer Showcase (USA Hockey)

St. Thomas joins WCHA for 2021-22 season (The Ice Garden)

Awarding NHL Awards in NWHL (The Ice Garden)

Predicting 2022 Olympic hockey rosters (ESPN)