PHT Morning Skate: #MelnykOut billboards coming to Ottawa; 40 NHL rule changes
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• Up top, check out the highlights from last night’s game between the Habs and Pens.
• Disgruntled former players will get an opportunity to argue their concussion case against the NHL in court on Friday. (TSN.ca)
• Vice Sports provides us with some rule changes that could fix a broken NHL. They range from getting rid of the salary cap to getting penalized for diving to block a shot. (Vice Sports)
• Team Canada and Team USA will meet for gold in the Paralympics this weekend. (NBC Olympics)
• Bryant Christian’s collegiate career came to an end, but he certainly left a lasting impression on everyone around him by playing a shift on a broken leg. (College Hockey News)
• Seattle’s bid to land an NHL team has created even more buzz than Vegas, and that’s saying something. (USA Today)
• First, we had “Snow Must Go” billboards in New York. Now, we’ll have "#MelnykOut” billboards in Ottawa starting this month. (Ottawa Citizen)
• The Stars’ offense has dried up so much it might cost them a spot in the postseason. (Defending Big D)
• Team USA star Hilary Knight discussed her decision to sign in the CWHL, how winning gold changed her life and much more. (Pyeongchang2018.com)
• The Blues have had a lot of players play in every regular season game during a season, but there’s a few that still couldn’t rack up a respectable amount of points in the process. Let’s just say Marc Bergervin’s 1996-97 season won’t go down in the history books. (St. Louis Game Time)
• Sami Vatanen’s all-around game has really helped the New Jersey Devils on the back end this season. (All About the Jersey)
• Bruins forward David Pastrnak has the potential to be a special player down the stretch for Boston. (NBC Sports Boston)