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PHT Morning Skate: ECHL coach saves drowning man; Bill Peters is angry

2014 NHL Draft - Rounds 2-7

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JUNE 28: Bill Peters, head coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, is seen on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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

• Three NHL executives are now openly supporting the idea of having an expansion team in Seattle. (

• How can you assess Ryan McDonagh’s true value when he’s playing with an average partner most of the time? (

• It’s time for the league to bring back the “NHL Showdown” TV show. (Scotty Wazz)

• ECHL assistant coach Brady Leisenring saved a drowning man’s life. (Gwinnett Daily Post)

• Hurricanes head coach Bill Peters ripped into his team after their performance last weekend. (Charlotte News & Observer)

• Should the Golden Knights just let James Neal walk at the end of the season? (Knights on Ice)

• Dennis Simone from Staten Island is the guy who created the goalie masks for Team USA’s 2018 Olympic Team. (

• Four members of the New Jersey Devils have been carpooling to practice and games. (

• Yesterday, PHT looked at potential landing spots for Rick Nash. Today, The Score breaks down the pros and cons of trading him away. (The Score)

• After going through a rare kind of knee injury, Stars forward Mattias Janmark has shown that he can still play well at the highest level. (Dallas News)

• Jets forward Patrik Laine writes about how he fell in love with the city of Winnipeg. (The Players’ Tribune)

• The hiring of Bruce Cassidy really helped shape the Bruins’ success this season. (Bruins Daily).


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