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PHT Morning Skate: Kraken’s Price option; Laine mulling offer

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• The Kraken can do the Canadiens a favor by taking Carey Price off their hands. [Montreal Gazette]

• A look at who our friends at NBC Sports Edge think the Kraken will pick tonight. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Fun story on Frederic Chabot, who was selected in three NHL expansion drafts. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• The rumors about the Kraken’s roster construction have been fast and furious. [Sound of Hockey]

• Patrik Laine is considering whether to sign a $7.5 million qualifying offer from the Blue Jackets that would bump his team-high salary-cap amount for next season by $750,000, up from $6.75 million this past season. [Columbus Dispatch]

• Why the Flyers should pursue Vladimir Tarasenko. [The Hockey Writers]

• Mason McTavish could be a good option should the Sabres acquire a second high first-rounder. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

• Very neat infographic highlighting the century-plus history of the NHL. [Hockey by Design]

• Everyone involved with the Ontario Hockey League will be required to be vaccinated next season. [OHL]

• Would a Foligno brother reunion make sense for the Wild? [Hockey Wilderness]


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