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PHT Morning Skate: Hockey in Puerto Rico; No load management for Matthews

Boston Bruins v Toronto Maple Leafs - Game Six

TORONTO, ON - APRIL 21: Auston Matthews #34 of the Toronto Maple Leafs looks on against the Boston Bruins during the third period during Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Scotiabank Arena on April 21, 2019 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Kevin Sousa/NHLI via 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

• Team Jamaica is one step closer to qualifying for the Olympics. (

• The Wisconsin Badgers hockey team has a few family connections this season. (Montreal Gazette)

• Here’s a story about how hockey has evolved in Puerto Rico. (The Hockey News)

• How did a home owner and potential buyer finalize a sale price for a house? With a shootout of course. (BNN Bloomberg)

• Sportsnet unveiled the second portion of their top 50 NHL players. (Sportsnet)

• The NHL hasn’t done a great job of marketing its product heading into the 2019-20 season. (Vancourier)

• Auston Matthews isn’t interested in load management. He wants to make sure he gets more ice time. (TSN)

• ESPN looks at some of the restricted free agents that might hold out next summer. (ESPN)

• Zdeno Chara might not be ready for the Bruins’ regular-season opener. (NBC Sports Boston)

• Check out this breakdown of the Minnesota Wild’s current cap situation. (Hockey Wilderness)


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