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Morning Bag Skate: 7-9-20

A daily look at hockey news around the world.

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

Report: Blackhawks vs. Oilers qualifier series to air on NBC Sports Chicago (SCH)

Why Blackhawks’ penalty kill was good during 2019-20 regular season (SCH)

Blackhawks to keep name, Native American logo (SCH)

Favorite playoff memory: Savard recalls Blackhawks win in 1995 Game 7 (NHL)

Blackhawks to sign defenseman Wyatt Kalynuk, per report (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

10 questions (and potential answers) before Stars open training camp (The Athletic)

How will flat NHL salary cap affect Blues’ future? (The Athletic)

NHL

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

Biggest NHL playoff goalie dilemmas — and who should get the start (ESPN)

Pronger leaves senior VP of hockey ops role with Panthers (PHT)

NHL arena rankings: Grading every team’s rink from best to worst (The Athletic)

Comparing Hischier, MacKinnon with the man who coached both of them (The Athletic)

The Next Ones: Can Hischier be next MacKinnon? (The Athletic)

HOCKEY WORLD

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

Rivalry Series: 3 American players to watch (The Ice Garden)

Rivalry Series: 3 Canadian players to watch (The Ice Garden)

Everything to know about Ducks’ ECHL affiliation in Tulsa (Anaheim Calling)

Dynamo St. Petersburg shut down, won’t play in 2020-21 ZhHL season (The Ice Garden)