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PHT Morning Skate: The workhorse goalie is disappearing; McDavid making progress

Dallas Stars v Edmonton Oilers

EDMONTON, AB - MARCH 28: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers scores his 40th goal of the season against goaltender Anton Khudobin #35 of the Dallas Stars on March 28, 2019 at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. (Photo by Andy Devlin/NHLI via Getty Images)

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• The workhorse goalie is disappearing from the NHL. (

• 10 players who left the NHL at the top of their game. (The Hockey News)

• Oilers’ McDavid says he’s making progress but questions remain. (Sportsnet)

• Donald Brashear arrested for coke possession. (

• More NHL teams added dogs to rosters this offseason. (

• St. Albert arena now bears the name of hometown hero Iginla. (

• Seattle NHL team’s name? Uniform colors? Here’s where fans rant, vent and even chat over beers about it. (Seattle Times)

• Garrett Rank is living two dreams: Top amateur golfer and NHL referee. (Forbes)

• ‘Young and fresh’ Giordano ready for upcoming Flames campaign. (Calgary Sun)

• Darren McCarty says cannabis saved his life. (The Score)

• The Penguins need to extend Matt Murray before the season begins. (The Hockey Writers)

• Lockout talk: Why each side might (and might not) want to opt out of the NHL’s CBA as the deadlines quickly approach. (The Athletic)

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