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Morning Bag Skate: 7-21-20

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Where Mitchell could fit in 2020-21 lineup (SCH)

Defensemen, goalies adjusting to Crawford’s absence (Chicago Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ Game 6 2010 clincher voted No. 1 Cup Final game since 2000 (SCH)

How Toews shows he can still be good (SCH)


Predators’ Josi named Norris Trophy finalist (On The Forecheck)

Blues’ O’Reilly looks to repeat as Selke winner after being named finalist (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

One thing is clear: The Avalanche are no longer a one-line playoff team (The Athletic)

Fixing Stars’ offensive hangups could be key to lengthy playoff run (Dallas Morning News)

Laine eager to be difference-maker for Jets in Cup Qualifier (NHL)

Russo: Key observations from first week of Wild Training Camp 2.0 (The Athletic)

Dumba hoping to pick up where he left off when Wild’s season restarts (Star Tribune)

Fiala credits coach for breakout season with Wild (NHL)


NHL says 2 players tested positive for COVID-19 in first week of camps (Sportsnet)

Rask, Krug, Coyle, Krejci return to practice for Bruins (NHL)

Rangers’ Lemieux suspended for 2 qualifier games (Blueshirt Banter)

Domi returns to practice with Canadiens (Habs Eyes On The Prize)

Canadiens’ Danault chasing perfection, Crosby and Malkin (Sportsnet)


NCAA frozen out as 2020 Friendship Four canceled due to COVID-19 (Belfast Telegraph)

KHL: Alexei Kovalev named Kunlun Red Star head coach (Blueshirt Banter)

KHL: Peter Skudra named Dinamo Riga head coach (Full Press Coverage)

Potential new threads for each NWHL team (The Ice Garden)