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PHT Morning Skate: Mason the forgotten; Johnny Hocke... Ham-and-Cheese?

Winnipeg Jets v Los Angeles Kings

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Steve Mason #35 of the Winnipeg Jets in goal during the second period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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

• Here’s how Blake Wheeler’s contract extension affects the rest of Winnipeg’s cap situation moving forward. (Sportsnet)

• You can’t blame NHL for Schmidt suspension, but it’s understandable why you would. (Yahoo)

• Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff scoffs at the notion that Winnipeg isn’t a desirable locale for NHLers. (Sporting News)

• Last year at this time, Steve Mason was the starter in Winnipeg. This year, he is without a team as training camp looms. (The Hockey News)

• Speaking of training camp looming, there are some big-name restricted free agents without new deals still. (TSN)

• Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the most under pressure team of them all? (ESPN)

• The Jeff Glass Experience continues with a PTO in Calgary. (Sportsnet)

• Is the Stanley Cup hangover set to hit the Washington Capitals? Some people think so. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

• Meet the Toronto Maple Leafs mystery man. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• Brady Tkachuk is going about things the right way in Ottawa. (Ottawa Citizen)

• How do you become an NHL official? (The Athletic)

• Here’s five forgotten St. Louis Blues. (The Hockey Writers)

• Johnny ham-and-cheese? (Calgary Sun)

• Jersey that travelled around the NHL has returned home. (CBC)

• A power-ranking that ranks the most iconic jersey from each franchise. (Puck Prose)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck