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PHT Morning Skate: Summer Showcase standouts; Puljujarvi breakout coming?


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

• The new Arizona State hockey jerseys are so, so pretty. [Sun Devils]

• When did the marriage between the Carolina Hurricanes and Jeff Skinner go wrong? [News and Observer]

• As national teams evaluate players for their 2019 World Junior Championship rosters, here are 10 standouts from last week’s Summer Showcase. []

• Now that William Karlsson is signed, there are still some questions left to answer for the Vegas Golden Knights. [Review Journal]

• Great news for NBC’s Eddie Olczyk, who’s been cancer-free since March. []

• Mark Stone and Cody Ceci are signed. But what direction are the Ottawa Senators heading? [TSN]

• Why a motivated Anthony Mantha is key to the Detroit Red Wings turning things around. [Detroit News]

• Are the St. Louis Blues a top five team? Joel Edmundson believes so. [St. Louis Gametime]

• Brad Treliving on the Troy Brouwer buyout: “I don’t think there’s one particular reason these things happen. Sometimes the fit’s not right. You do a lot of work to find that right fit but sometimes it just doesn’t materialize.” [Flames]

• It was a “Lucky Charms out of the Stanley Cup” kind of weekend for Tom Wilson. [RMNB]

• Why Anthony Duclair could be a diamond in the rough for the Columbus Blue Jackets. [1st Ohio Battery]

• Could the Hughes brothers reunite with the Vancouver Canucks in a year’s time? [Sportsnet]

• What this summer for the New York Rangers tells us about their future. [Blue Seat Blogs]

• Is this the year of the Edmonton Oilers benefit with a Jesse Puljujarvi breakout? [Oilers Nation]

• That Chicago Blackhawks championship window isn’t closed just yet. [Chicago Tribune]

• Former New York Islanders forward Shane Prince heads to Switzerland. [Swiss Hockey News]

• Finally, it’s milkshakes in Las Vegas with Roberto Luongo and Paul Bissonnette: