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PHT Morning Skate: ‘New day’ for Islanders; Staal’s impact for Canadiens

Dan Feeney and other Jets players have been key figures at Islanders playoff games as one New York team tries to support another.

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.

• After an 8-0 defeat, the Islanders woke up Wednesday and it was a new day. Time to reset with the season on the line. [NY Post]

• Lou Lamoriello was voted as the 2020-21 NHL GM of the Year by his fellow general managers. [PHT]

• The Lightning know they’ll get a much better Islanders team in Game 6. [Tampa Bay Times]

• “These last six periods simply haven’t been good enough, and [Vegas has] got six more periods to get it right.” [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Why Eric Staal has been so effective for the Canadiens this season. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• Rest in Peace to Sabres legend, Rene Robert. [PHT]

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• Looking back at the Jakub Vrana-Anthony Mantha trade and asking if it was the right move for the Capitals. [Washington Hockey Now]

• Stephen Johns on his cross-country rollerblading trip to raise awareness for mental health. [The Hockey News]

• Owen Power and Matt Beniers are the likely 1-2 in the NHL Draft. Who comes after the Michigan duo? [NBC Sports Edge]

• Jordan Greenway could be an attractive target for the Seattle Kraken. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Hopping in the time machine and having a do-over for the 1991 NHL Draft. [Puck Junk]

• Now retired, former NHLer Chris Stewart is helping grow the game of hockey in Jamaica. []


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