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PHT Morning Skate: Sedins remembered, praised after retirement announcement

Vancouver Canucks v New Jersey Devils

NEWARK, NJ - DECEMBER 06: Henrik Sedin #33 and Daniel Sedin #22 of the Vancouver Canucks look on during a stop in play against the New Jersey Devils on December 6, 2016 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Elsa/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

• Sedins have secured their place among greatest NHL siblings (

• Sedins through the years: NHL career of Canucks forwards, twin brothers marked by significant achievements, milestones (

• Brian Burke inextricably linked to Sedin fairytale (Calgary Sun)

• Fellow NHLers offer praise for Sedins after retirement announcement (Sportsnet)

• Connor McDavid, Nathan MacKinnon, Claude Giroux, Evgeni Malkin rank highest for individual achievement in NHL this year (Edmonton Journal)

• Uncommon path should ease NHL learning curve for Tolvanen (The Canadian Press)

• Claude Giroux’s 2016-17 campaign had some questioning whether he was headed for further decline. The Flyers captain has proven he’s got a lot more to give with his performance this season, though. (The Hockey News)

• Meet the Traveling Crosby’s (

• NHL report finds climate change hurts the sport (The Hill)

• A police officer, a bank manager and an accountant: NHL emergency goalie stories are the best (Washington Post)

• Kelly Sowatsky is a die-hard Pittsburgh Penguins fan. She’s also in need of a kidney. On Saturday night she took her fight to PPG Paints Arena where, with the help of a homemade sign, she told her story. (Pensburgh)

• Debate: Who is NHL’s Stanley Cup favorite? (USA Today)

• NHL’s stretch run offers plenty of intrigue (CBC)

• Hickey on Hockey: It’s all or nothing in coming draft for sinking Canadiens (Montreal Gazette)

• Saskatchewan hockey player told he can’t wear patch in honour of friend (CTV)

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