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PHT Morning Skate: Hynes on hot seat; Marner’s slow start

Nathan MacKinnon and the Avalanche travel to Pittsburgh to go head-to-head against Sidney Crosby and the Penguins on Wednesday night. Coverage begins at 6 p.m. ET on NBCSN.

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

• John Hynes may already be on the hot seat in New Jersey. (

• The Devils have to find out why they’ve blown multiple huge leads early this season. (Trentonian)

• The NHL’s shot location data has changed and nobody understands why. (On the Forecheck)

• Rangers David Quinn has made some interesting decisions when it comes to player deployment. (Elite Sports NY)

• The Capitals still don’t know when Michal Kempny will be back in their lineup. (NBC Sports Washington)

• It’s hard to predict which version of the Winnipeg Jets will show up every night. (Winnipeg Free Press)

• Blue Jackets defensemen are having success in the offensive zone. (1st Ohio Battery)

• The Calgary Flames are helping fund YMCA memberships for young students. (Calgary Herald)

• Stanley Cup champion Danny Grant has died at the age of 73. (CBC)

• There’s a late push to get Seattle Metropolitans star Bernie Morris into the Hockey Hall of Fame. (Seattle Times)

• Here’s the touching story about, Lera, who is now the Anaheim Ducks’ 21st player. From birth defects to being put up for adoption in Russia, her story of perseverance is remarkable. (The Score)

• Check out the latest 2020 Draft prospect report topped by Alexis Lafreniere. (Rotoworld)


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