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Morning Bag Skate: 8-22-20

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Blackhawks will have No. 17 pick in 2020 NHL Draft (SCH)

Year of Lehner: Blackhawks’ 2019-20 season revolved, from start to end, around Lehner (Chicago Sun-Times)

Why Maatta was Blackhawks’ most valuable defenseman in postseason (SCH)

What’s the plan, Stan? Bowman faces uphill climb with Blackhawks this offseason (The Athletic)


RECAP: KO’d by Canucks: BluesStanley Cup defense ends with thud in first round of playoffs (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Turris out, Tomasino in Predators’ future plans at forward (On The Forecheck)

Stars will play Avalanche in second round (NHL)

Out of the Vancouver limelight, Judd Brackett ready to ‘covertly’ build Wild (The Athletic)

Potential candidates for Predators’ openings at assistant coach (The Athletic)


RECAP: Flyers hang on against Canadiens in Game 6, win series (NHL)

NHL condemns Milbury for ‘insulting’ comment about women (ESPN)

Five key reasons the Islanders are moving on to the next round (The Athletic)

‘This one is going to sting:’ 10 takeaways from the Capitals’ elimination (The Athletic)

Blue Jackets hope playoff series loss is another building block (The Columbus Dispatch)

Portzline: Pressure now on Blue Jackets GM Jarmo Kekäläinen to make big moves (The Athletic)

The butterfly effect: How research into skate blade placement might help goalies (The Athletic)


Eastwood learning media ropes in NHL’s playoffs bubble (The Ice Garden)

Top 25 Under 25: No. 6 Sarah Fillier (The Ice Garden)