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PHT Morning Skate: Today’s top centers; Penguins’ issues

Edmonton Oilers v Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MARCH 05: Connor McDavid #97 of the Edmonton Oilers skates against the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on March 05, 2020 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/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

• The Canadiens paid tribute to Henri Richard before their game against the Predators. (

• Bolts forward Anthony Cirelli is in the Selke Trophy discussion. (The Hockey News)

• Is it time for the NHL to change the playoff format? (ESPN)

• NCAA women’s hockey players are creating their own content. (The Ice Garden)

• Sportsnet breaks down five questions that need to be answered before the end of the season. (Sportsnet)

• Now that both their goalies are healthy, who will the Jackets turn to? (The Cannon)

• Where does Patrice Bergeron rank among top centers in the NHL? (NBC Sports Boston)

• The Flyers signed prospect Wyatte Wylie to a three-year entry-level contract. (

• Shane Wright’s rookie season in the OHL is proving that the “exceptional status” is still legitimate. (Raw Charge)

• The Penguins have a lot of issues. Adam Gretz looks at which one is the most pressing. (Pensburgh)

• The Coyotes’ season is on the verge of being over. (Five For Howling)

• The Stars need to find a way to put the puck in the net. (Defending Big D)


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