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PHT Morning Skate: 10 coolest goals; Bruins need to be all-in

The NHL on NBC crew give their NHL picks as the Bruins look for a much-needed win after losing to the Red Wings last Sunday.

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• The NHL shouldn’t be influenced by MLB’s playoff gimmicks. (The Hockey News)

• How motivated will each Canadian team be to buy at the trade deadline? (Sportsnet)

• Identifying all the buyers and sellers at the deadline. (The Score)

• Ranking the top 10 coolest goals ever. (ESPN)

• The Bruins need to be all-in at the trade deadline. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• It doesn’t look like the Habs will make the playoffs, so they’ll have to decide how much they want to sell. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• Phil Esposito loves Alex Ovechkin’s passion for scoring goals. (NBC Sports Washington)

• Guy Lafleur is eager to get on with his life after undergoing a quadruple bypass. (NHL)

• The Maple Leafs should probably trade Tyson Barrie. (Leafs Nation)

• Should the Panthers trade Mike Hoffman for defensive help? (Rat Trick)

• The Avs have gone from underdogs to legit Stanley Cup contenders. (Mile High Hockey)

• Don’t be surprised if the Minnesota Wild make some more deals. (Hockey Wilderness)


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.