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PHT Morning Skate: NHL’s most underrated player; St. Louis’ road to HOF

2018 Hockey Hall Of Fame Induction - Legends Classic

TORONTO, ONTARIO - NOVEMBER 11: Chairman of the Board of the Hockey Hall of Fame helps inductee Martin St. Louis put on the commemorative jacket prior to the 2018 Hockey Hall of Fame Legends Classic Game at the Scotiabank Place on November 11, 2018 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/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

• Over 60 NHL players were asked who they thought the most underrated talent in the NHL was. How is a 23-year-old that put up 78 points last season still considered underrated? (

• Martin St. Louis opens up about his road to becoming a Hockey Hall of Famer, and what that honor means to him. (Raw Charge)

• Martin Brodeur, who will also be inducted tonight, never felt more comfortable than when he was in his crease. (Toronto Star)

• Speaking of Brodeur, he spoke about what it was like to hoist the Stanley Cup, which of his three goals was his favorite, and much more. (New York Post)

• The Ottawa Senators banned a reporter from flying on their charter plane because of this Uber scandal that took place in Arizona. (Toronto Sun)

• The Canucks have been patient with Jake Virtanen, but they’re finally being rewarded for it. (

• A look at how each NHL team acquired their starting goaltenders. (The Hockey News)

• Former NHL goalie Curtis Joseph tells the story about how a 7-year-old Connor McDavid scored on him. (BarDown)

• caught up with Adidas regarding their digital six uniforms they came up with for the NHL 19 video game. (Sports Logos)

• What does it feel like for an NHL goalie to lose his confidence? (Sportsnet)

• Speaking of struggling goalies, Carey Price might have a little too much confidence in the group of defensemen he has in front of him. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• Despite his strong preseason, the Devils opted not to keep 2018 first-rounder Ty Smith. In one opinion, that decision ended up being the wrong one. (Puck and Pitchforks)

• Predlines’ Corey Francis is thankful that the NHL is fighting cancer during the month of November. (Predlines)

• Former Edmonton Oiler Iiro Pakarinen ripped his old team for their lack of communication with some of their players. (Oilers Nation)


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