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PHT Morning Skate: Orr rookie card fetching big money; Is Vegas better this year?

Jason Zucker scored twice as the Wild held on to beat the Jets, 3-2, for their third straight victory against their division rival this season.

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• Chris Joseph, who lost his son in the Humboldt crash, is hoping to see the driver get the maximum prison sentence. " Is it fair? Probably not. But it’s not fair that we had to lose our children, either.” (The Hockey News)

• Because of their big butts, hockey players have a hard time finding pants that fit correctly. (ESPN)

• Brett Kulak was a minor pick up for the Canadiens, but he’s been extremely useful since being recalled from the AHL. (Montreal Gazette)

• Female reporters covering the KHL will serve as assistant coaches during the league’s All-Star game. (KHL)

• A Bobby Orr rookie card has hit the market. If you’re interested, the bidding is already at around $80,000. (The Score)

• Rotoworld’s Gus Katsaros looks at some of the skilled players that do a great job creating scoring chances while their team is shorthanded. (Rotoworld)

• Many former captains have found a way to remain productive even after they’ve lost the “C”. (Minneapolis StarTribune)

• The Golden Knights went on a magical run to the Stanley Cup Final last year, but are they an even better team in 2018-19? (Sinbin.Vegas)

• Matt Duchene isn’t on the West Coast with the Sens right now, because his wife just gave birth. It doesn’t sound like he’ll make it out to San Jose on Saturday, either. (Ottawa Citizen)

• The Islanders’ new arena proposal got mixed reviews during a city hearing. (Newsday)

• Check out the highlights from last night’s game between the Wild and Jets. (Top)


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