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PHT Morning Skate: Can Raanta be elite?; Pacioretty rejects Kings trade


during the second period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on January 16, 2018 in Glendale, Arizona.

Christian Petersen

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

• You’ve been following it all week: here are the top 10 players in Sportsnet’s countdown from 100. (Sportsnet)

• Brandon Carlo doesn’t want to miss any more playoff hockey. (

• Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey reckons he could make the NHL with six-months of training (lol). (CBS Sports)

• Can Antti Raanta become one of the NHL’s elite goaltenders? The door is open for him. (The Hockey News)

• Max Pacioretty rejected a trade to the Los Angeles Kings. (Montreal Gazette)

• This is how we go back... NHL teams looking to the past for new jersey looks. (Last Word on Hockey)

• How being a captain in the NHL has evolved. (The Province)

• Just call him new man Monahan. (The Score)

• The evolution of Ryan Johansen. (

• Who is going to be the backup in Pittsburgh? (The Hockey Writers)

• Does Henrik Zetterberg deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? (

• It worked for Jerry Jones; could college-to-NHL gamble on new coach Jim Montgomery pay off for Stars? (SportsDay)

• Here’s what the All-PTO would look like for the coming season. (Murphy’s Hockey Law)

• Here’s a roundtable on what changes should be made in the NHL. (Full Press Coverage)

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