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PHT Morning Skate: Belmont Arena construction on hold; How good can Kahun be?

Construction Site of the Future New York Islanders Arena at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York

Elmont, N.Y.: An aerial photograph showing the construction site of the Islanders’ future arena at Belmont Park on March 1, 2020. The Islanders’ hockey arena is scheduled to open October 2021. It is the centerpiece of a $1.3-billion sports-and-entertainment development on the 43-acre parcel of state land adjacent to the Belmont racetrack. (Photo by John Keating/Newsday via Getty Images)

Newsday via Getty Images

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

• The NHL sees a bigger window to continue their season in the summer. (

• TSN 1200 Senators radio color analyst Gord Wilson tested positive for Covid-19. (Ottawa Citizen)

• The president of Belarus continues to play hockey. (The Guardian)

• Olympic medalist Lyndsey Fry is helping hockey players in Arizona. (AZ Family)

• Construction on the Belmont Arena is being halted due to Covid-19. (Lighthouse Hockey)

• The Sabres might have something special in Dominik Kahun. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• Here’s every NHL contender’s biggest flaw. (Yard Barker)

• The Tampa-Boston rivalry has really flourished over the last few years. (

• Steve Simmons remembers covering Brian Spencer’s murder. (Toronto Sun)


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