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PHT Morning Skate: Canada vs. U.S. for gold at Women’s Worlds; McCann’s wild summer

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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.

• Canada blanked Switzerland 4-0 to set up a gold medal matchup against the U.S. in Friday’s final of the IIHF Women’s World Championship. [The Ice Garden]

• Jared McCann went from being a Penguin to a Maple Leaf to a Kraken in the span of a few days. “I don’t think many guys have gone through what I went through this summer. But everything happens for a reason and I’m a firm believer in that.” [Seattle Times]

• Why the Jesperi Kotkaniemi offer sheet isn’t about revenge. [TSN]

• Would it make sense for the Blue Jackets to target some of the remaining restricted free agents with an offer sheet? [1st Ohio Battery]

• Kailer Yamamoto, an RFA, remains unsigned by the Oilers. Should they be worried about a potential offer sheet? [Oilers Nation]

• The wild story of the Danbury Trashers hits Netflix today. A.J. Galante was 17 when his dad bought the team and put him in charge. [Washington Hockey Now]

• David Poile has proven to be able to get good deals with his RFAs. [PHT]

• “Mitch Marner was not a good fit to be seen as the saviour of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and while he dug himself a bit of a hole a few years ago and could use a big playoff series, he’s not a good fit to be the sole villain either. " [Faceoff Circle]

• On Chanel Keenan, the Kraken’s intersectionality consultant, and how she is making hockey more inclusive for others. [NHL]

• Should the Capitals be worried about the left side of their defense? [NBC Sports Washington]

• There’s lot of value and cost certainty for the Hurricanes in Andrei Svechnikov’s new deal. [Canes Country]


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