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PHT Morning Skate: How AHL cancellation affects NHL; trade candidates for every team

Darren Dreger talks with Keith Jones and Liam McHugh about when the NHL might consider resuming its season.

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• “What happens if the AHL is not ready to begin the 2020-21 season?” is something NHL teams are currently wondering. [TSN]

• What comes next in the wake of the AHL canceling the remainder of the 2019-20 season? [ESPN]

• Coyotes team president Ahron Cohen has reportedly parts ways with the team. [Five for Howling]

• Naming one trade candidate from every NHL team. [Sportsnet]

• What does the future hold for Evgeni Nabokov and other Sharks coaches? [Mercury News]

• Looking at two years of the Kyle Dubas era as GM of the Maple Leafs. [Leafs Nation]

• Stars head coach Rick Bowness on what the team needs to improve when the season resumes: “That’s one area that we’re really going to focus on when camp opens is really just staying in a five-man, attacking as a five-man unit and doing it consistently and not as sporadic as we’ve been doing it.” [Dallas Morning News]

• It’s likely we won’t see Kirill Kaprizov playing for the Wild until next season. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Bobby Orr’s final years in the NHL in hockey card form. [Puck Junk]


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