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PHT Morning Skate: Gaudreau on future; second line powering Bruins


CALGARY, AB - MARCH 10: Calgary Flames Defenceman Mark Giordano (5) and Left Wing Johnny Gaudreau (13) talk strategy during the first period of an NHL game where the Calgary Flames hosted the Vegas Golden Knights on March 10, 2019, at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, AB. (Photo by Brett Holmes/Icon Sportswire via 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 for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Johnny Gaudreau would like to remain in Calgary: “If [Brad Treliving] and the owners are happy with the way I’ve played here the past six, seven years, it’s something we can figure out this upcoming summer. I would love to do that. I love the city of Calgary and I love playing here.” [Flames Nation]

• The Taylor Hall, David Krejci and Craig Smith line has been powering the Bruins. [NBC Sports Boston]

• Evgeny Kuznetsov confirmed on Thursday that his latest absence was due to him testing positive for COVID-19 a second time this season. [NBC Sports Washington]

• The NWHL and PWHPA are coming together to discuss the future of the women’s game. [Sportsnet]

• Which goaltender should the Blue Jackets move: Elvis Merzlikins or Joonas Korpisalo? [1st Ohio Battery]

• Cale Makar, Kirill Kaprizov, and Andrei Svechnikov could see their next contract values rise with strong postseasons. [The Hockey News]

• Despite not having Pierre-Luc Dubois and Nikolaj Ehlers, some of the Jets depth players stepped up in their Game 1 win. [Edmonton Journal]

• The Canucks believe the difficult season they just faced will make them stronger in 2021-22. [TSN]

• Hockey card collector seeking cards featuring Indigenous players for youth project. [Global News]

• Ryan McDonagh is showing why he’s a valuable piece of the Lightning blue line. [Tampa Bay Times]


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