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PHT Morning Skate: Where does van Riemsdyk fit with Flyers? Radulov’s a star

St. Louis Blues v Dallas Stars - Game Four

DALLAS, TX - MAY 1: Alexander Radulov #47 of the Dallas Stars handles the puck against the St. Louis Blues in Game Four of the Western Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the American Airlines Center on May 1, 2019 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via 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

• Matt Grzelcyk showed his value to the Bruins during their run to the Stanley Cup Final. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• Taylor Hall will make or break the New Jersey Devils’ upcoming season. (All About the Jersey)

• Where does James van Riemsdyk fit in with this edition of the Philadelphia Flyers. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

• Maybe the Toronto Maple Leafs shouldn’t sign Mitch Marner to a contract extension. (Toronto Star)

• The Panthers should keep Aaron Ekblad and Keith Yandle apart on the ice. (The Rat Trick)

• Former NHLer Joe Murphy is homeless again and he’s refusing help from the people around him. (Detroit Free Press)

• The San Jose Sharks’ original teal jersey is the best one in franchise history. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Alexander Radulov deserves to get the same superstar treatment that Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin got. (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.