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Morning Bag Skate: 1-11-21

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This is your daily thread to talk about the latest hockey news.


Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Goaltending (SCH)

After 9 months away, Blackhawks return to United Center for fans-less scrimmage (Sun-Times)

Corey Crawford announces retirement (SCH)

Crawford’s 10 most unforgettable, defining moments of Blackhawks career (The Athletic)

Michael Krutil’s surreal experience, other notes from training camp (The Athletic)

Pius Suter sticking in sizable role as Blackhawks zero in roster (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks Training Camp Day 4: Zadorov missing, Barratt appears (SCH)

Matthew Highmore, Ryan Carpenter, David Kampf becoming inseparable fourth line (Sun-Times)

Blackhawks’ goalies want to prove doubters wrong: 12 training camp observations (The Athletic)

Calvin de Haan is healthy and hoping to stay that way this season (The Athletic)

Malcolm Subban going “eyes first” as he battles for Blackhawks’ starting goalie job (Sun-Times)

Andrew Shaw at peace with end of his career, but still fighting to stave it off (The Athletic)

Where the Blackhawks new veteran players could slot into the lineup (SCH)


Panthers claim Gustav Forsling off waivers (Litter Box Cats)

Will the Red Wings make a trade before opening night? (Winging it in Motown)

Opinion: Lightning made right call on not having fans (Raw Charge)

Getting to know the new Central: Dallas Stars (Defending Big D)

Red Wings claim defenseman Christian Djoos off waivers (Winging it in Motown)

Blue Jackets have 19 players miss practice (The Cannon)

Stars cancel practice amid reports of COVID-19 (Defending Big D)

Predators practice report: What we’ve seen so far (On the Forecheck)

Getting to know the new Central: Columbus Blue Jackets (The Cannon)

Predators sign Luke Kunin to two-year deal worth $2.3 million AAV (On the Forecheck)

Deep Dive: Whose Stars net is it anyway? (Defending Big D)

Blue Jackets sign Oliver Bjorkstrand to five-year extension (The Cannon)

Svechnikov looks to continue growth in year three (Canes Country)

Getting to know the new Central: Florida Panthers (Litter Box Cats)

Getting to know the new Central: Nashville Predators (On the Forecheck)

Getting to know the new Central: Detroit Red Wings (Winging it in Motown)


No. 9 pick Rossi out indefinitely for Wild (NHL)

Bratt signs for 2 years, $5.5 million with Devils (NHL)

Barzal gets 3-year deal with Islanders (NHL)

Bergeron to “be myself” as team captain (NHL)

Dumba doesn’t want Wild to trade him (NHL)

Vatanen signs deal to return to Devils (NHL)

Girgensons out for season for Sabres (NHL)

Rangers won’t name Shesterkin No. 1 goalie (NHL)

Colin Wilson retires after 11 NHL season (NHL)

Muckler, Oilers Cup-winning coach, dies (NHL)

Game-changer Laine focuses on new season with Jets (TSN)

Thornton already feeling “at home” with Maple Leafs (TSN)


Why the NWHL and PWHPA getting serious about analytics is important (The Ice Garden)

What storylines to expect in Lake Placid (The Ice Garden)