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Morning Bag Skate: 9-20-20

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.

BLACKHAWKS

Analyzing potential Blackhawks defensive combinations for 2020-21 (The Athletic)

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

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Staal getting over “shock” of trade to Sabres (NHL)

Report: Pietrangelo expects to be free agent (NHL)

Koivu will not return to wild next season (NHL)

Wild won’t rule out trading Dumba (NHL)

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

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Stars defeat Lightning in Game 1 (NHL)

Lightning fall to Stars 4-1 in Game 1 (Raw Charge)

Stars dominate early, score often to take Game 1 (Defending Big D)

Stanley Cup Final Primer: disrupting down the Lightning (Defending Big D)

It has all led to this for the Dallas Stars (Defending Big D)

Stanley Cup Final to begin Saturday (NHL)

NHL

NHL plans 82-game schedule next season (NHL)

McCann signs two-year contract with Pittsburgh (NHL)

‘I’m dressed for climbing Everest’: Cold rinks, unique NHL run for Jim Hughson (The Athletic)

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

Boeser downplays Canucks trade rumors (NHL)

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)