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PHT Morning Skate: Doug Wilson’s off-season plan; Is Francouz next Binnington?

Anaheim Ducks v Colorado Avalanche

DENVER, COLORADO - MARCH 04: Goaltender Pavel Francouz #39 of the Colorado Avalanche stands ready against the Anaheim Ducks at Pepsi Center on March 04, 2020 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via 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

• Seattle has delayed their season-ticket pricing and seat selection because of coronavirus. (Seattle Times)

• The Carolina Hurricanes have proven to be marketing gold over the last two seasons. (News & Observer)

• Here’s five reasons why the Blues are winning big again. (St. Louis Game-Time)

• Igor Shesterkin is almost ready to get back into the Rangers’ crease again. (New York Post)

• Canadiens forward Tomas Tatar is flying back home after suffering an upper-body injury against the Islanders on Tuesday. (

• What will Doug Wilson do to help the Sharks this off-season? (Spector’s Hockey)

• Henrik Lundqvist has been under-appreciated until the very end. (Gotham SN)

• Here’s an early look at Ken Holland’s 2020 off-season plans. (Oilers Nation)

• Will Butcher’s season is over. (

• There’s still time for Clayton Keller to send the Arizona Coyotes a strong message. (AZ Republic)

• Former NHLer Matthew Barnaby has been arrested for misdemeanor assault and public intoxication. (USA Today)

• What can the Penguins expect from Nick Bjugstad when he comes back? (The Sports Daily)

• Pavel Francouz is starting to look a bit like Jordan Binnington. (The Hockey Writers)

• How can the Islanders get into the playoffs? (The Sports Daily)


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