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PHT Morning Skate: All-Star Game voting opens; Canada’s World Junior roster

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 12: Robin Lehner #90 of the Vegas Golden Knights wears a 2022 NHL All-Star logo patch in the third period of the Seattle Kraken’s inaugural regular-season game at T-Mobile Arena on October 12, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Kraken 4-3. The 2022 NHL All-Star Weekend will be held in Las Vegas in February 2022. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Voting for the four 2022 NHL All-Star team captains is open. []

• A good, long look at some interim arena options for the Arizona Coyotes. [GoPhnx]

• Shane Wright, Connor Bedard, Mason McTavish, and Owen Power are some of the names that highlight Canada’s final roster for the upcoming World Junior tournament. [Hockey Canada]

• New Canucks president of hockey operations Jim Rutherford is eager for his new challenge in Vancouver. [Tribune Review]

• Penguins assistant general manager Patrik Allvin is a “dark horse” candidate for the open Canucks GM position. Allvin worked with Rutherford in Pittsburgh and took over the job there briefly after Rutherford resigned. [Sportsnet]

• Claude Giroux’s contract expires after this season. The Flyers are going nowhere, and they should send their captain to a contender. [Broad Street Hockey]

• Jesper Bratt has become an impact forward for the Devils this season. [All About the Jersey]

• Ranking all 32 NHL goaltending tandems. [Daily Faceoff]

• Nino Niederreiter, Logan O’Connor, and Filip Hronek are a few names who could be on your fantasy hockey league’s waiver wire this week. [NBC Sports Edge]

• The Jets’ penalty kill has been a problem all season long. [Jets Nation]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.