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PHT Morning Skate: Welcome to free agent frenzy, folks

Patrick Maroon, Alex Pietrangelo, and Ryan O’Reilly brought the Stanley Cup to visit the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium.

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

• Dale Tallon figures he’s going to have a good day today. (

• Edmonton’s new head coach Dave Tippett wants the team to supply him with the goods in free agency. (

• Offer sheet(s)? Will we see one? (Toronto Sun)

• A question for every NHL team that needs to be answered this offseason. (Sports Illustrated)

• Five teams that should be the most active in free agency. (Forbes)

• What in the world is Marc Bergevin going to do? (Sportsnet)

• Ready for a rhyme? Can the Blues afford to lose Patrick Maroon? (The Hockey Writers)

• Kings, Ducks not looking to make a splash in the big-name free agent market. (Los Angeles Times)

• NHL well-represented at World Pride Parade. (

• Ken Holland’s July shopping list: backup goalie, scoring winger(s), cap space, miracles. (Edmonton Journal)

• Avs are favorites to land Joonas Donskoi. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• How much money is Brock Boeser going to get? (Grand Forks Herald)

• Video: Which NHL free agents are worth the risk? (

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