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PHT Morning Skate: Kane, Reaves trade barbs; Caps to trade someone?

San Jose Sharks v Vegas Golden Knights - Game Three

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - APRIL 14: Evander Kane #9 of the San Jose Sharks and Ryan Reaves #75 of the Vegas Golden Knights fight in the third period of Game Three of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at T-Mobile Arena on April 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Golden Knights defeated the Sharks 6-3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. (Photo by Ethan Miller/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

• After career-year, Stanley Cup win, Ivan Barbashev re-ups with Blues. (

• The Toronto Maple Leafs should let Mitch Marner sit for the season. (The Hockey Writers)

• NHL’s decision could pave the way for labor peace until 2025. (The Hockey News)

• Blood, sweat, tears and cash: NHL’s Seattle arrival should raise interest in youth hockey — for those who can afford it. (Seattle Times)

• Bob Plager takes Stanley Cup to brother’s final resting place. (

• Dante Fabbro ready to be the next great young Predators defenceman. (Sportsnet)

• Capitals GM believes the team will likely have to move someone before the season begins. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

• Patrick Kane to have jersey retired by the London Knights for 145-point season. (NBC Sports Chicago)

• Evander Kane and Ryan Reaves trading barbs again. (The Score)

• Don’t be fooled, September hockey is significant. (Bleedin’ Blue)

• Arizona Coyotes look to esports to widen fan reach. (Phoenix Business Journal)

• Sharks’ Evander Kane addresses racism in hockey, calls for change. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

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