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PHT Morning Skate: Gaudreau’s season; market for Tarasenko

In the second episode of Off the Ice with Kathryn Tappen, Blackhawks defender Duncan Keith talks about his relationship with Brent Seabrook, where he wants to retire and whether or not he would travel to the moon.

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• Don’t expect an in-season extension for Mitch Marner. He wants to concentrate on his play before worrying about a new deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer. [TSN]

• Brayden Point is part of the NHL All-Star Last Men In vote, but he really should be in San Jose for the weekend based on his season so far. [Tampa Bay Times]

• Johnny Gaudreau is having one heck of a year in Calgary. [ESPN]

• What would it cost the Calgary Flames to add goaltending depth? [Flames Nation]

• On the state of the Philadelphia Flyers: “So without a radical change — i.e. not just hitting the free agent market and trying to plug-and-play like they did with James van Riemsdyk — what change apart from making a big splash in signing a coach could you possibly make, and have that meaningfully affect the upcoming season?” [Yahoo]

• What’s Chuck Fletcher waiting for? [Broadstreet Hockey]

• Jimmy Howard is a deserved All-Star for the Detroit Red Wings. []

• If Vladimir Tarasenko is on the market, these five teams should go all-in to acquire him. [The Hockey News]

• Youth is being served with the New York Islanders. [Islanders Insight]

• “Erica Holmes feels she’s hit the glass ceiling as a hockey official in Alberta, echoing concerns by a female counterpart that she can’t advance to higher levels in the men’s game.” [Kamloops Matters]

• Examining John Carlson and Tom Wilson and seeing if they’re living up to their big summer extensions. [NoVa Caps]

• Re-signing Alex Edler would give us a clue as to how Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning sees his team’s rebuild. [Daily Hive]

• Finally, a very good dog enjoyed the ice at SAP Center on Tuesday night:


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