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Morning Bag Skate: 2-11-21

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


Blackhawks’ 6-1-3 run sits on a shaky foundation (SCH)

Lucas Wallmark removed from COVID-19 Protocol list (SCH)

SCH Podcast: Musings on Madison, Episode 30 - Blackhawks sweep Dallas trip (SCH)

Lankinen for the Calder Trophy? Blackhawks goalie has a legitimate chance (Sun-Times)

RECAPS: Blackhawks 2, Stars 1 (SCH) (Defending Big D) (Sun-Times) (Tribune) (The Athletic)

Let’s do that Hockey: talking Stars-Hawks and more with DBD’s Taylor Baird (SCH)

Blackhawks not “holding back” additional info about Jonathan Toews (Sun-Times)

The Blackhawks were given little chance this season, but their recent success hasn’t surprised them: “We knew we were going to be good” (Tribune)

From mascots to equipment staffs, every Blackhawks job has changed with COVID-19 (The Athletic)

Boqvist clears protocol, Kane named week’s second star (SCH)

Blackhawks “very concerned” about Brent Seabrook as back issue lingers (Sun-Times)


RECAPS: Lightning 6, Predators 1 (Raw Charge) (On the Forecheck)

RECAP: Panthers 2, Red Wings 1 (Winging it in Motown)

RECAPS: Blue Jackets 3, Hurricanes 2 (The Cannon) (Canes Country)

RECAPS: Lightning 4, Predators 1 (Raw Charge) (On the Forecheck)


NHL power rankings: Lightning, Avalanche remain on top (The Athletic)

Vegas-Anaheim to play after positive test (NHL)

Flyers-Rangers game postponed Sunday (NHL)

Canucks deny “we are trying to play bad” (NHL)

RECAP: Bruins 3, Rangers 2 (NHL)

RECAP: Maple Leafs 4, Canadiens 2 (NHL)

Burke, Hextall hired as Penguins executives (NHL) (Pensburgh)

Koivu retires from NHL after 16 seasons (NHL)

RECAP: Oilers 3, Senators 2 (NHL)


Lamoureux twins, who led US to gold in 2018, announce retirement (The Athletic)

Building rink unique task at Lake Tahoe (NHL)

How Cammi Granato and Kendall Coyne Schofield — once an Olympic gold medalist and her 7-year-old protege — are now taking bold steps in the NHL together (Chicago Tribune)

Why playing arena hockey can be risky during the pandemic (CBC)