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PHT Morning Skate: Bergeron thriving after limited preseason; No panic over Boeser

Golden Knights players William Karlsson and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare look back on last year's incredible run and try to recruit more fans while in Karlsson's homeland of Sweden.

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• Patrice Bergeron missed most of training camp to try and rid himself of back spasms. So far, he’s shown no signs of rust. (Bruins Daily)

• The Pittsburgh Penguins are in a situation again where everyone is talking about their goaltenders. (Pensburgh)

• The Colorado Avalanche should make haste and sign Mikko Rantanen ASAP. (Mile High Hockey)

• The Jan Kovar Experiment hasn’t worked out. (Lighthouse Hockey)

• Speaking of the New York Islanders -- a change in defensive structure has changed their perception thus far. (Sporting News)

• Edmonton Oilers called “scabs” in Boston. (CBC)

• Robert Thomas is moving into Keith Tkachuk’s basement. (St. Louis Blues)

• Mental health education coming to the forefront in the NHL. (Calgary Herald)

• Erik Johnson and Sam Girard have formed quite the partnership on the Avs’ blue line. (The Denver Post)

• All Kasperi Kapanen needed was a chance to shine. He’s now basking in the light he’s been given. (Maple Leafs Nation)

• The Vancouver Canucks haven’t hit the panic button on the goalless Brock Boeser. (Sportsnet)

• With the Dallas Stars having a great start to the new season, here’s a list of things they shouldn’t partake in. (Blackout Dallas)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck