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PHT Morning Skate: Parros talks Cogliano decision; Norris Trophy candidates

2017 NHL All-Star - Portraits

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 29: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning poses for a portrait prior to the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Staples Center on January 29, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/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

• George Parros is sticking by his decision to suspend Andrew Cogliano. (

• Gary Bettman didn’t exactly pump the breaks on the possibility of expanding to Seattle. (

• It’s time for the NHL to adopt the IIHF’s goalie interference rule. That sounds like a wise idea. (Sportsnet)

• Steven Stamkos is very comfortable with his situation in Tampa Bay. (Tampa Bay Times)

• There’s been talk about the Rangers blowing up their roster between now and the trade deadline. Even though they’re in a playoff spot, it might be the right decision. (Blue Seat Blogs)

• The San Jose Sharks have to find a way to win without Joe Thornton, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury. (Mercury News)

• There’s still a lot of questions surrounding Nick Bjugstad’s future. Is he a top-six forward? Will he continue to play in Florida? (Panther Parkway)

• Bringing back Zdeno Chara should be an easy decision for the Boston Bruins. (Bruins Daily)

• After being away from hockey for four years, Erika Lawler is back and making a big impact for the Metropolitan Riveters of the NWHL. (The Ice Garden)

• Andrew Berkshire breaks down seven legitimate Norris Trophy candidates. (Sportsnet)

• The Vancouver Canucks need Henrik and Daniel to continue playing beyond this season. (The Canuck Way)

• Here are some trade deadline proposals for the New York Islanders. According to this article, Josh Ho-Sang could be on his way out of Brooklyn. (Eyes on Isles)

• Who’s responsible for Travis Konecny’s hot stretch? (NBC Sports Philadelphia)


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