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PHT Morning Skate: Stars want to sign Seguin before season; Quenneville not worried about losing job


Dilip Vishwanat

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• Stars GM Jim Nill has continued talking to Tyler Seguin’s representatives about a contract extension. Seguin is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. (

• The new hockey arena in Seattle is going to cost a lot more money than was originally anticipated, but the Oak View Group is going to pick up the extra costs. (

• Canucks first-rounder Quinn Hughes has decided to return to the University of Michigan for at least one more season. (

• This life-long Montreal Canadiens fan got the Father’s Day surprise of a lifetime when his son set up a meeting with legends Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur, Guy Lapointe and Rejean Houle. (Providence Journal)

• ‘Hawks head coach isn’t worrying about whether or not he’ll be fired if his team gets off to a poor start next season. (

• Chris Chelios spent a lot of time in the NHL, but he admitted that nothing tops the years he spent winning with the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Free Press)

• Mitch Marner might still look like a young kid, but he’s hoping to be taken a little more seriously in the Maple Leafs locker room. (

• The Philadelphia Flyers quietly unveiled a black third jersey that’s virtually a copy of the one their wore during the 2017 Stadium Series. (

• Speaking of the Flyers, defenseman Radko Gudas put together some decent numbers last year, but he struggled badly at the end of the year. (Broad Street Hockey)

• The Florida Panthers narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season, so they’ll have to have a few things go their way if they’re going to sneak in next year. They can start by getting consistent goaltending and they could use a strong season from Mike Hoffman. (Featurd)

• The Winnipeg Jets have three big questions staring them in the face going forward. They have to re-sign Blake Wheeler, they need to find a deal for Jacob Trouba and they have to make sure Connor Hellebuyck plays at the same level he did last season. (Sporting News)

• Eeli Tolvanen is one of the best prospects in the NHL, but the Nashville Predators might have to be a little patient with him. (Predlines)


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