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PHT Morning Skate: Chasing milestones; Toews wary of greed in CBA talks

Chicago Blackhawks v Nashville Predators

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 6: Jonathan Toews #19 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates against the Nashville Predators at Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

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• Ten players chasing milestones in 2019-20. (The Hockey News)

• Jonathan Toews wary of NHL making players look greedy in CBA talks. (Yahoo Sports)

• Five things to like about new Edmonton Oilers, even if they have just a 20 percent chance of making playoffs. (Edmonton Journal)

• NHL 20 introduces 33 “Alumni Teams,” and the Whalers are among them. (Gamespot)

• Do the 2019-20 Vancouver Canucks have the makings of a contender? (The Hockey Writers)

• Is William Carrier worth more to another NHL team? (Sin.Bin Vegas)

• Outside the box thinking: The theory of constraints and the Devils. (All about the Jersey)

• Four milestones Phil Kessel can or will reach with the Arizona Coyotes. (Five for Howling)

• The Hurricanes’ magic in goal last season fueled their deep playoff run. Will it happen again? (Canes Country)

• Putting older players on LTIR is getting out of control. (Yahoo Sports)

• Braden Holtby hoping to stay with the Caps. (Yardbarker)

• Tom Wilson coming into his own. (The Hockey Writers)

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