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PHT Morning Skate: Great lines; Wacky ideas to resume NHL season

Tampa Bay Lightning v Arizona Coyotes

GLENDALE, ARIZONA - FEBRUARY 22: (L-R) Nikita Kucherov #86, Steven Stamkos #91 and Brayden Point #21 of the Tampa Bay Lightning celebrate after Point scored a goal against the Arizona Coyotes during the second period of the NHL game at Gila River Arena on February 22, 2020 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/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

• Here’s some wacky ideas to get the NHL going again. (Toronto Sun)

• Jared Bednar would need two weeks or less to get the Avs going again. (Denver Post)

• Travis Yost breaks down some of the great lines we’ve seen in the NHL this year. (TSN)

• Connor Hellebuyck isn’t worried about winning a Vezina Trophy because he’d rather win a Stanley Cup. (Winnipeg Sun)

• Jon Cooper says that being ready is part of coaches and players’ job. (TSN)

• Here’s three free-agent defensemen the Nashville Predators should consider signing this summer. (A to Z Nashville)

• Out of the Humboldt tragedy came a ray of light in Saskatchewan. (The Hockey News)

• Should the Rangers be worried about their production in the face-off circle? (Blue Shirt Banter)

• Michael Finewax takes us back to the 2006-07 fantasy hockey season. (Rotoworld)

• Tyler Myers thinks the Canucks’ rise to success is similar to what he experienced in Winnipeg. (Sportsnet)


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