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Morning Bag Skate: 9-18-20

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BLACKHAWKS

Report: Blackhawks have ‘asked about’ Coyotes goaltender Darcy Kuemper (SCH)

Should Blackhawks re-sign Caggiula, Koekkoek or Subban? (SCH)

CENTRAL DIVISION

Wild won’t rule out trading Dumba (NHL)

31 Thoughts: Is Matt Dumba next up on the Wild trade block? (Sportsnet)

Brodin signs 7-year, $42 million contract extension with Wild (Hockey Wilderness)

How Eric Staal was traded to Buffalo despite his no-trade list (The Athletic)

Eric Staal traded to Sabres for Johansson (NHL)

Blues hire Jim Montgomery as assistant coach (St. Louis Game Time)

PLAYOFFS

The Tampa Bay Lightning are going to the Stanley Cup Final (Raw Charge)

Quick Cap: Anthony Cirelli’s overtime goal sends Lightning to the Stanley Cup (Raw Charge)

Lightning win Game 6 in OT, reach Cup Final (NHL)

Lightning advance to Stanley Cup Final with Game 6 win over Islanders (Sportsnet)

Stanley Cup Final to begin Saturday (NHL)

NHL

Discovering Ondrej Palat: how the Lightning landed playoff star in seventh round (The Athletic)

Boeser downplays Canucks trade rumors (NHL)

GM says Bobrovsky deserves “a little slack” (NHL)

Maple Leafs hire Manny Malhotra as assistant coach (Sportsnet)

Trade Bait: 10 contract potentially on the move this offseason (TSN)

Coyotes hiring Bill Amstrong as GM (The Athletic)

Panthers dismiss assistant coach Kitchen after reported allegation of kicking player (The Score)

HOCKEY WORLD

Stanley Cup’s traveling stats up in air once Final completed (ESPN)

2021 World Junior Championship to be held in Edmonton bubble (ESPN)

IIHF cancels 2021 U18 World Championship tournaments, postpones Olympic qualifying tournaments due to COVID-19 (The Ice Garden)

The IIHF’s U18 World decisions show a lack of care about the women’s game (The Ice Garden)

New Hampshire hub to play first PWHPA games (The Ice Garden)

The rise of Kevin Bieksa, the breakout media star of the 2020 NHL Playoffs (The Athletic)