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PHT Morning Skate: Next summer’s top 30 unrestricted free agents

St. Louis Blues v Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 04: Kevin Shattenkirk #22 of the St. Louis Blues controls the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on April 4, 2013 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blues defeated the Blackhawks 4-3 in a shootout. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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--Now that Brent Burns re-signed with the Sharks, here are the top 30 players that are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents on July 1, 2017. It’s not exactly shocking that Kevin Shattenkirk is number one on that list. (The Hockey News)

--Now that Thanksgiving has come and gone, here are five things that all hockey fans should be thankful for. Hint: healthy superstars are a huge part of the list. (The Score)

--After scoring just 33 points last season, ‘Hawks Marian Hossa is off to a great start in 2016-17. He’s also a great example for the young players on the roster. “All the little things he does, aside from the goals he’s scoring right now, he’s one of those guys who sets an example for young guys coming into the league,” said captain Jonathan Toews. (Sportsnet)

--A look back at Team USA’s championship run at the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. “We just had to go out there and play like winners, not like second place was good enough, because it just wasn’t,” said Ron Wilson, who served as the team’s head coach. (

--TSN’s Brent Wallace sat down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with Senators defenseman Erik Karlsson, whose next game will be the 500th of his career. The two talked about everything Karlsson’s accomplished to this point and what his future holds. (

--How did Joe Bowen become the voice of the Toronto Maple Leafs? He answered that and 19 other questions during a chat with The Athletic.