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PHT Morning Skate: NHL next step unclear; Remembering Ken King

2011 NHL Heritage Classic Press Conference

CALGARY, AB - AUGUST 4: Calgary Flames President Ken King speaks during a press conference to announce the 2011 NHL Heritage Classic against the Montreal Canadiens on August 4, 2010 at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Brad Watson/NHLI via 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

• Forbes looks at the way the NHL has handled different health crises over the years. (Forbes)

• Every level of hockey has to be shut down during this time. (The Hockey News)

• Frank Seravalli writes about the day all the rinks went dark. (TSN)

• The NHL’s next steps remain unclear. (Sportsnet)

• Former Calgary Flames president and CEO Ken King died at 68 on Thursday. (

• Jeff Zatkoff’s German League team was in prime position to win their first league title before it shut down because of coronavirus. (ESPN)

• How does this pause specifically affect the San Jose Sharks? (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• What will happen to the NHL Draft if the season resumes in late June. (Edmonton Sun)

• This signing flew under the radar, but the Los Angeles Kings signed last year’s first-round pick Alex Turcotte. (LA Times)

• Here’s Money Pucks playoff and Stanley Cup probabilities as of right now:


Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.