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PHT Morning Skate: Ted Lindsay remembered; final Humboldt Bronco out of hospital

Get ready for a whole new way of watching hockey with Flyers and Penguins mic'd up from their Stadium Series matchup, following the conclusion of Wild-Predators on NBCSN.

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

• After nearly a year in hospital, the last member of the Humboldt Broncos who was recovering in hospital has been released. (Regina Leader-Post)

• The current playoff format in the NHL will not be debated at the GM meetings this week. (TSN)

• Tributes from former Red Wings on the late Ted Lindsay, who passed away on Monday. (Detroit Free Press)

• Connor McDavid talks Ted Lindsay, the man who was not afraid to stand up to anyone. (Times Herald)

• Familiar faces behind the bench in Ottawa. (Ottawa Citizen)

• Mark Giordano isn’t just due a Norris Trophy -- he deserves it. (Yahoo Sports)

• The Nashville Predators are embracing their late-season adversity. (

• Patrick Marleau set to hang up his (literal) skates. (Sportsnet)

• One hell of a week has the Dallas Stars poised for a playoff push despite a helping of adversity. (Dallas Morning News)

• Are the Calgary Flames built for the playoffs? (FanSided)

• Calgary’s other son, Bret Hart, honors Jarome Iginla. (ESPN)

• Buffalo’s road to the playoffs is daunting at best. (The Hockey News)

• Where has this season gone? Here’s a mock draft for the 2019 NHL Draft. (Sporting News)

• Gritty’s Wrestlemania t-shirt. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

• Ducks heading to a historic year in goal scoring, but it’s not the good history kind. (Orange County Register)

• The Montreal Canadiens aren’t the best position to make the postseason. (FanSided)


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