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PHT Morning Skate: Canadiens trade Montoya; who’s next to sign in Vegas?

Vegas Golden Knights v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - NOVEMBER 22: William Karlsson #71 of the Vegas Golden Knights looks on during the third period of a game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on November 22, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/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 Montreal Canadiens have sent goaltender Al Montoya to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for a 2018 conditional fourth-round pick. [Oilers]

• Joseph Woll, netminder for Team USA’s World Junior Championship team, is in contention for one of the two open spots on the Olympic roster. [NBC Olympics]

• Antoine Vermette on why he’s so good in the face-off circle. []

• Now that Jonathan Marchessault is locked up, will William Karlsson be next? [Knights on Ice]

• Trying to explain the success of the Vegas Golden Knights. [Vice]

• This is a big stretch ahead for the Chicago Blackhawks and captain Jonathan Toews is playing some of his best hockey. [Sun-Times]

• Scott Mayfield inks a five-year extension with the New York Islanders. [Islanders Insight]

• Like putting together a puzzle, the Calgary Flames are trying to find the right fit for their second line. [Calgary Herald]

• Hockey is in the rearview mirror for former top prospect Angelo Esposito. He now owns 40 housing units in Montreal. [Sporting News]

• The Boston Bruins’ fourth line is trying to just keep things simple. [Bruins Daily]

• Here are your rosters for the 2018 AHL All-Star Game, which will be played Jan 28-29 in Utica, N.Y. [AHL]

• The Arizona Coyotes are trying to find Anthony Duclair a new home. [Arizona Sports]

• Finally, Washington Nationals outfielder Adam Eaton loves hockey and his young son Brayden loves to celebrate: