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PHT Morning Skate: NHL trade deadline decisions; NWHL expanding to Montreal

Liam McHugh, Keith Jones and Mike Babcock break down the new NHL Power Rankings, featuring a red-hot Vegas team that could be looking to make a splash around the trade deadline.

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.

• As the NHL trade deadline approaches, a number of teams face tough decisions. []

• Following Dani Rylan’s resignation last week, what does that mean for the future of the NWHL? [Sportsnet]

• The NWHL is reportedly expanded to Montreal, making it a seven-team league. [Sportsnet]

• The life of Minnesota Whitecaps goaltender Amanda Leveille revolves around the rink -- all day, every day. [The Ice Garden]

• Kirby Dach could be back soon for the Blackhawks. Where will he fit in their current lineup? [NBC Sports Chicago]

• On Jack Campbell, Toronto’s super nice and current No. 1 goaltender. [Toronto Star]

• Which teams are the ones to watch in this year’s NCAA men’s tournament? [NBC Sports Edge]

• This is fun: Six Sutters reminisce about their games playing against one another. [Calgary Herald]

• The two-game sweep against Colorado showed just how good the Wild really are this season. [Zone Coverage]


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