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PHT Morning Skate: Bergevin’s future; Savard on coaching in OHL


BROSSARD, QC - APRIL 9: Montreal Canadiens General Manager Marc Bergevin listens to journalists questions during the Montreal Canadiens end of season press conference on April 9, 2018, at Bell Sports Complex in Brossard, QC (Photo by David Kirouac/Icon Sportswire 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.

• Canadiens GM Marc Bergevin will enter this season without a contract extension. Bergevin’s future will be reevaluated after the season. [Sportsnet]

• Marc Savard has moved past the way his NHL career came to an end and is putting his energy towards coaching the Windsor Spitfires. [Toronto Star]

• Thursday’s Islanders-Devils preseason game was cancelled due to a power outage at Prudential Center. [NY Hockey Now]

• Will a high-energy style suit the current Seattle Kraken roster? [Seattle Times]

• Sabres forward Dylan Cozens wants to start his sophomore NHL season by dominating off the bat. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• The Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association announced that an All-Star team will play against various women’s national teams in the build up to the 2022 Olympics. [PWHPA]

• Final qualification for the Olympic women’s tournament is under way. [The Ice Garden]

• Great read from Ken Campbell on Owen Brady, an OHJL player who went from battling cancer to clearing the crease. [Ken Campbell]

• How Quinton Byfield’s injury affects the Kings’ Opening Night roster. [Mayor’s Manor]

• Shoulder surgery will put Senators forward Colin White out of the lineup for 4-6 months. [TSN]

• The Predators’ line of Filip Forsberg, Matt Duchene, and Ryan Johansen could provide some fireworks this season. [On the Forecheck]

• A look at the betting futures markets in the Eastern Conference. [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