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PHT Morning Skate: Growlers unveil jerseys; Subban empathizes with DeRozan


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

• The Newfoundland Growlers, the new ECHL affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs, unveiled their new jerseys on Monday and they are sharp. [Growlers]

• Newly re-signed Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson on improving his on-ice behavior: “I think it would be stubborn on my part not to admit that the game is changing. There is definitely an eye on that part, the physical part of the game in the NHL right now. I want to be contributing. I want to be a part of the success of the group. If I’m not going to adapt and change with the times, I’m not going to be able to do that.” [NBC Washington]

• Ryan Spooner and the New York Rangers agree to a two-year, $8 million extension. [Blueshirt Banter]

• The Max Pacioretty situation is a big lose-lose one for the Montreal Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]

• The Florida Panthers are looking to build off the 2017-18 season after a strong finish. [Miami Herald]

• Dale Tallon: “It takes 300 games, according to lore, to become a top NHL defenseman.” [Panthers]

• It won’t be a surprise to see Brock Boeser return from injury and build off a strong rookie season. [TSN]

• As training camps approach, who are the top prospects in the Eastern Conference and Western Conference to look out for?

• It’s been a quiet summer for Edmonton Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli. Has he learned his lesson? [Sporting News]

• An interview with EA Sports NHL 19 creative director William Ho about this year’s version and its changes. [US Gamer]

• How the Columbus Blue Jackets can win the Metropolitan Division in 2018-19. [1st Ohio Battery]

• Why the Vegas Golden Knights could have a hard time drawing penalties this coming season? [Sin Bin Vegas]

• A good look at how the Golden Knights are set up for long-term success. [ESPN]

• What Rebecca Russo’s return means for the Metropolitan Riveters. [The Ice Garden]

• Nolan Patrick’s rookie season with the Philadelphia Flyers ended on a high note. [Broad Street Hockey]

• An unexpected trade from a city you love? P.K. Subban knows what DeMar Derozan is going through. [Sportsnet]

• Former NHLer Dainius Zubrus is now the president of Lithuania’s hockey federation. [IIHF]

• Finally, here’s a look at some of the best moments of Jarome Iginla’s career:


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