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PHT Morning Skate: Don’t pay players over 30; Honoring Joe Thornton

San Jose Sharks v St Louis Blues - Game Three

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI - MAY 15: Joe Thornton #19 of the San Jose Sharks celebrates after scoring a goal on Jordan Binnington #50 of the St. Louis Blues during the first period in Game Three of the Western Conference Finals during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Enterprise Center on May 15, 2019 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

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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

• Nova Caps asks one question for each team in the NHL. (

• Paying players in their 30s is rarely a good idea for NHL general managers. (TSN)

• Are the Florida Panthers the team to beat? Aaron Ekblad believes so. (

• John Moore had a good start to his tenure with the Bruins, but things went bad in a hurry. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• This pair of ex-brother in-laws went to court for a dispute involving Montreal Canadiens season tickets. (Montreal Gazette)

• Forward depth has become an issue for the Vegas Golden Knights all of a sudden. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• Joe Thornton should be the first Sharks player to be honored after his career. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• What will Mats Zuccarello bring to the Minnesota Wild lineup this year? (Hockey Wilderness)


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