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PHT Morning Skate: Ovechkin not slowing down; Sharks’ expansion draft problem

Colorado Avalanche v Calgary Flames

CALGARY, AB - APRIL 13: Sam Bennett #93 of the Calgary Flames skates against the Colorado Avalanche in Game Two of the Western Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on April 13, 2019 at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Gerry Thomas/NHLI via Getty Images)"n

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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

• How does Calgary’s new arena stack up to other barns around the league? (Global)

• Father time hasn’t caught up with Alex Ovechkin. At all. (The Sporting News)

• Hockey evaluation continues to evolve. (Die by the Blade)

• The underlying problem with Colton Sissons’ new contract with the Predators. (AtoZ Sports Nashville)

• Coaches discussion the biggest changes and tactical trends in the NHL. (The Score)

• Zach Werenski believes it’s time for young players to step up, lead Blue Jackets. (

• The D Incompletes: A few young blue-liners got a taste of NHL play last season. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• Former NHLer Matt Moulson has signed with the AHL’s Hershey Bears. (Hershey Bears)

• If the NHL had a Summer League, what would you want to see? (Gotham Sports Network)

• The NHL expansion draft could see the San Jose Sharks both protect and expose a superstar defenseman. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Could this be the Buffalo Sabres’ 50th-anniversary threads? (Icethetics)

• Olympic Hockey player’s stolen hockey stick found after four decades, and now there’s a debate over who will keep it. (WPTV)

• Will Deryk Engelland’s role be reduced next season? (Sin.Bin Vegas)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck