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PHT Morning Skate: Pettersson on future; Danault talks signing with Kings


EDMONTON, ALBERTA - AUGUST 25: Elias Pettersson #40 of the Vancouver Canucks prepares to play against the Vegas Golden Knights during the first period of Game Two of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Rogers Place on August 25, 2020 in Edmonton, Alberta. (Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Getty Images)

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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.

• Elias Pettersson on his future in Vancouver: “I want to stay there (Vancouver) now, but I also want to play for a team that’s winning and has the chance to go far into the playoffs every year. I feel like we’ve got a chance to do that next year. If we have that chance when my next deal expires… I don’t know. I just want to play where there’s a chance of winning.” [Canucks Army]

• Phillip Danault talks about his move to LA and finding a home with the Kings. [LA Times]

• “12-year-old girl banned from playing in Sask. town over dressing room dispute on co-ed team.” [CBC]

• Why a rebuild is the route the Wild should be taking. [Zone Coverage]

• The Jets will require all fans to be fully vaccinated to attend home games at Canada Life Centre this season. [TSN]

• Goaltending has been an area void of consistency for the Flames. [Flames Nation]

• These four NHL teams took big steps forward this summer. [The Hockey News]

• The Predators had themselves one of the best drafts in the NHL. [A to Z Sports Nashville]

• Joonas Korpisalo and Elvis Merzlikins: Which Blue Jackets goalie will land a long-term deal? [1st Ohio Battery]

• On Brad Marchand’s 2020-21 season and why he was the best player on the Bruins. [Stanley Cup of Chowder]


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