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Morning Bag Skate: 1-13-21

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

Former Blackhawks goaltender Nikolai Khabibulin turns 47 today.


Blackhawks make several moves as NHL roster takes shape (SCH)

Blackhawks, coach Jeremy Colliton agree on two-year contract extension (SCH)

Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Top six forwards (SCH)

Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Bottom six forwards (SCH)

Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Defensemen (SCH)

Blackhawks 2021 season preview: Goaltending (SCH)

Colliton talks new contract, 2021 goals and more (The Athletic)

Seabrook not skating, Soderberg finally in Chicago, roster taking shape (Sun-Times)

Rookie defenseman Ian Mitchell already proving himself one of Blackhawks’ best communicators (Sun-Times)

What Corey Crawford meant to goaltending coaches Jimmy and Stephane Waite (The Athletic)

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

Corey Crawford announces retirement (SCH)


The Lightning roster for the 2021 season is set (Raw Charge)

Stars practice after COVID-19 shutdown (NHL)

Predators claim Luca Sbisa off waivers (On the Forecheck)

Number one center: Who steps in for Tyler Seguin (Defending Big D)

Panthers first two games against Dallas Stars postponed (Litter Box Cats)

Noah Juulsen claimed off waivers by the Florida Panthers (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

Lightning place Tyler Johnson and Luke Schenn on waivers (Raw Charge)

Panthers claim Gustav Forsling off waivers (Litter Box Cats)

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

Getting to know the new Central: Tampa Bay Lightning (Raw Charge)

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

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)


NHL predictions for 2021 season (The Athletic)

Wild extend Marcus Foligno (Hockey Wilderness)

NHL had 27 positive tests during camps (NHL)

It’s official: Bruins to face Flyers in Lake Tahoe (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Zibanejad had COVID-19, could miss opener (NHL)

Perry, Johnson among those on waivers (NHL)

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)


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

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