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Morning Bag Skate: 9-25-20

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A daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.


For Blackhawks scouting department, strange draft follows strange summer (The Athletic)

IceHogs sign Franson to 1-year AHL contract (SCH)


Pietrangelo’s savvy ‘local hero’ pressure play on Blues (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)

Predators sign Trenin to 2-year, $1.45 million deal (On The Forecheck)

Potential buyout candidates who could fit with Jets (The Athletic)


Stars seek ‘different level’ in Game 4 (NHL)

What will Stars do in net with back-to-back games? (Dallas Morning-News)

Stars injury updates: Comeau may return for Game 4, others still ‘unfit to play’ (Dallas Morning News)

Rutta solid in Cup Final after biding his time (Tampa Bay Times)

Neighbor calls police on Lightning fans screaming ‘shoot’ (Tampa Bay Times)

Stamkos etches his place in Cup lore (Raw Charge)

‘It was pretty damn cool’: The Stamkos goal, Kucherov’s dominance, fading Stars (The Athletic)

As Plano’s Coleman faces Stars in Stanley Cup, either way, Texas wins (The Athletic)

Stamkos’ brief stint enough to inspire Lightning in Game 3 win (NHL)

Esposito, Gainey celebrate legacies with Stars, Lightning in Cup Final (NHL)


Exclusive: Fleury emphasizes he isn’t asking Vegas for a trade (The Athletic)

Penguins trade Hornqvist to Panthers for Matheson, Sceviour (Pensburgh)

Sabres re-sign Lazar to 2-year, $1.6 million contract (Die By The Blade)

Top 2020 NHL draft defense prospects break down their own scouting reports (ESPN)