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PHT Morning Skate: Bozak’s letter to Toronto; Is Krug on his way out of Boston?

Tampa Bay Lightning v Boston Bruins - Game Three

BOSTON, MA - MAY 2: Torey Krug #47 of the Boston Bruins skates against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period of Game Three of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2018 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at TD Garden on May 2, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Lightning defeat the Bruins 4-1. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

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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

• Some good news for the St. Louis Blues, as Robby Fabbri, Vladimir Tarasenko and Jay Bouwmeester are all expected to be ready to camp. (

• The Boston Bruins have signed Sean Kuraly to a three-year contract extension. (WEEI)

• Should teams really spend big money during unrestricted free agency? Let’s just say there’s some mixed reviews. (Canes Country)

• Chris Botta argues that the acquisition of Matt Martin adds some pride to the Islanders lineup. (

• The fact that the Rangers didn’t do much in free agency means that they’re big winners. (Blue Seat Blogs)

• The Chicago Blackhawks need to make a splash before the start of next season or they might continue to struggle next season. Signing Cam Ward and Chris Kunitz isn’t enough. (Faxes from Uncle Dale)

• The Humboldt bus crash hit home for Canucks prospect Kole Lind. He’s from Saskatchewan and he played against some of the players that died in the incident. (The Province)

• Vegas is one of the teams that have been linked to Erik Karlsson, but what happens if they whiff on him? (SinBin.Vegas)

• David Poile didn’t have to spend huge dollar amounts in free agency for him to be happy with his roster. It’s likely a good sign that they didn’t feel the need to bust the bank on a player or two. (Predlines)

• Blues forward Tyler Bozak wrote a letter to the city of Toronto. He spent the first nine years of his career with the Maple Leafs. (The Players’ Tribune)

• Will the Bruins’ off-season moves result in Torey Krug being traded in the near future? (NBC Sports Boston)


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