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Morning Bag Skate: 9-21-20

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BLACKHAWKS

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

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

CENTRAL DIVISION

Pietrangelo as free agent “disappointing (NHL)

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)

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

STANLEY CUP FINAL

Stamkos inching closer for Lightning (NHL)

Afterwords: The inevitable arrogance of success (Defending Big D)

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)

NHL

Report: Howard unlikely to play for Detroit (NHL)

Report: Senators won’t name captain (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)

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)