Morning Skate: Could Tyler Seguin be heading back towards the playoffs?


Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while getting through misty mountains of Vermont this afternoon.

*Victor Hedman is out for the next couple of months with a leg injury, and will miss the NHL All-Star game was a result. Could Charlie McAvoy be the D-man to replace him on the Atlantic Division squad, and give the Bruins a pair of participants in the All-Star game? He would certainly deserve the honor along with Leafs D-man Morgan Rielly and Panthers defenseman Keith Yandle.

*The Calgary Flames have turned the corner with a hot streak where it looks like the tongue-lashing from their head coach might have worked.

*Anthony Duclair is stoked to be a member of the Chicago Blackhawks after getting traded away from the Arizona Coyotes.

*Here’s a midseason report on the Dallas Stars with the belief that they can be even better in the second half after getting themselves into the playoff mix.

*Is Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Jack Johnson on his way out of Columbus as the team turns over their back end? It sure could be.

*For something completely different: At least somebody involved with The Last Jedi is willing to say that they’re having second thoughts about some of the things in the movie.