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PHT Morning Skate: Boudreau interested in Kraken; struggling Canadiens

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 for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• The Seattle Kraken still need to hire a head coach and Bruce Boudreau is very interested in the job. [The Athletic (sub. required)]

• If Mika Zibanejad’s tough season continues, Rangers GM Jeff Gorton should consider Jack Eichel. [NY Post]

• New Jersey is the latest state to allow a limited number of fans into sporting events. The Devils can welcome 10% capacity beginning March 1. []

• Should Claude Julien be worried for his job with the struggling Canadiens? [The Hockey News]

• The Penguins are looking for consistency, and Tristan Jarry and Kris Letang can help them get there. [Pensburgh]

• Capitals head coach Peter Laviolette would love to see the NHL take the game to an actual pond in the future. [NBC Sports Washington]

• The choice is clear in Vancouver: It’s time to let Thatcher Demko ride as the No. 1 in goal. [Daily Hive]

• Damage to his MCL, ACL and meniscus will keep Sabres defenseman Jake McCabe out 6-8 months. [Die by the Blade]

• A look at how this season’s realignment has affected the NHL standings. [TSN]

• If the Predators are going to tear down the roster, Filip Forsberg should be one who sticks. [Predlines]


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