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PHT Morning Skate: Bergeron talks future; Burke on offer sheets


UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - JUNE 09: Patrice Bergeron #37 of the Boston Bruins skates off the ice after his teams 6-2 loss to the New York Islanders in Game Six of the Second Round of the 2021 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Coliseum on June 09, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via 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.

• Patrice Bergeron, who is entering the final year of his contract, on his future: “I’m going to play out this year and talk about that after.” [NBC Sports Boston]

• The investigation into Evander Kane’s allegedly gambling on hockey has reportedly stalled. [@AJPerez]

• After playing in only three games last season, Stars forward Tyler Seguin says he’s pretty close to normal now. []

• PHF commissioner Ty Tumminia on the league’s rebrand and Season 7. [The Ice Garden]

• The Maple Leafs’ new management and coaching development program “will provide one full-time position in each area for ‘Black or Indigenous candidates, or those who identify as part of another marginalized and/or racialized group … looking to gain exposure in a professional sports organization.’” [The Star]

• Former NHLer and current Kraken TV analyst J.T. Brown has pledged his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation. [TSN]

• Penguins president of hockey operations Brian Burke on Sidney Crosby, offer sheets, and more. [Sportsnet]

• John Marino really needs to take a big step forward for the Penguins this season. [Pensburgh]

• Artem Anisimov will head to Avalanche camp on a tryout. [Mile High Sports]

• Taking a look at the upcoming seasons for the Avalanche, Stars, and Wild. [NBC Sports Edge]


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