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PHT Morning Skate: NHL’s best puck movers; St-Pierre’s journey to Hall of Fame


TORONTO, ONTARIO - AUGUST 16: Mathew Barzal #13 of the New York Islanders plays the puck against the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game Three of the Eastern Conference First Round of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoff at Scotiabank Arena on August 16, 2020 in Toronto, Ontario. (Photo by Chase Agnello-Dean/NHLI via Getty Images)

NHLI via Getty Images

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? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Interesting look at which NHL forwards move the puck the best. [Sportsnet]

• “Since a crowd chanted vulgarities at the Pennsylvania high school goalie during a game last month, Olympians and other supporters have rallied behind her.” [NBC News]

• On Kim St-Pierre’s journey to the Hockey Hall of Fame. She’ll be inducted as part of the 2020 class on Monday. []

• Ducks GM Bob Murray on leave, accused of improper conduct. [PHT]

• The Rangers are 7-3-3, mostly because of the play of goaltender Igor Shesterkin. [NY Post]

• While Shane Wright looks like he’ll be the No. 1 pick in next summer’s draft, Matthew Savoie is right there behind him. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Sounds like Leo Komarov’s time in the NHL is coming to an end and he’ll be heading to the KHL soon. [NY Hockey Now]

• A look at the first week of the 2021-22 Professional Hockey Federation season. [The Ice Garden]

• Death, taxes, and Tristan Jarry struggling in a shootout for the Penguins. [Pensburgh]

• The Blackhawks looks like they’ve responded well to the changes behind the bench. [NBC Sports Chicago]


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