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PHT Morning Skate: DeBoer on Olympics; Krejci replacements in Boston


LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - JANUARY 14: Head coach Peter DeBoer of the Vegas Golden Knights handles bench duties in the first period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks at T-Mobile Arena on January 14, 2021 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Ducks 5-2. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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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.

• Golden Knights head coach Peter DeBoer talks about joining Jon Cooper’s Olympic team staff and Marc-Andre Fleury. [Las Vegas Sun]

• “Former Chicago Blackhawks skills coach Paul Vincent told investigators probing abuse allegations that after two players confided in him that they were sexually assaulted by former video coach Brad Aldrich, he shared their accounts with both the team’s sports psychologist and director of security.” [TSN]

• Which players within the Bruins organization might replace David Krejci? [NBC Sports Boston]

• As Bill Guerin works through these extension talks with Kirill Kaprizov, he should look at the history of Lou Lamoriello. [Hockey Unfiltered]

• Learn about Networked Women’s Hockey Equivalency (N-WHKYe), a metric that allows production from over 40 women’s leagues around the world to be standardized. [The Ice Garden]

• Keith Yandle is impressed by Carter Hart and sees Philadelphia as a win-now opportunity. [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• With Owen Power likely heading back to Michigan instead of playing for the Sabres, will Kraken No. 1 pick Matty Beniers do the same? [Sound of Hockey]

• Two weeks into free agency, how do the Penguins stack up against the rest of the Metropolitan Division? [Pensburgh]

• Hockey great Angela Ruggiero on the Olympics, her post-hockey life, and more. [IIHF]

• Tomas Tatar is the perfect Kyle Palmieri replacement for the Devils. [All About the Jersey]


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