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PHT Morning Skate: Charlotte wins Calder Cup; Four Kessel trade ideas

Jordan Binnington gives up three goals in the third period and lets his frustration show as St. Louis loses at home and the Bruins force Game 7.

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• The Montreal Canadiens need to make a big push to land Erik Karlsson in free agency. (Montreal Gazette)

• Here are three things that went right for the Caps in 2018 that didn’t go their way in 2019. (NBC Sports Washington)

• Which players should the Devils pursue via trade this offseason? (All About the Jersey)

• The Flyers have already traded for Kevin Hayes’ rights, but there’s a few other players they should target. (NBC Sports Philly)

• The Charlotte Checkers won the AHL’s Calder Cup over the weekend. (News & Observer)

• Should the Carolina Hurricanes look at making an offer for Devils forward Taylor Hall? (Cardiac Cane)

• What impact does the Jeff Skinner signing in Buffalo have on the New York Rangers’ free-agent plans? (Blue Line Station)

• Could the Florida Panthers land Ryan Ellis or Mattias Ekholm from Nashville this summer? (The Rat Trick)

• PHT’s Adam Gretz gives us four Phil Kessel trade ideas that could make sense for everyone. (Pensburgh)

• The potential rewards for re-signing Skinner outweigh the risks for the Buffalo Sabres. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• The Chicago Blackhawks have to take a major step forward next season. (Chicago Tribune)

• Golden Knights GM George McPhee doesn’t expect to be very busy in free agency. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• What went wrong with the Flyers this year? Rotoworld’s Corey Abbott explains. (Rotoworld)


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