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PHT Morning Skate: Who should Sharks trade? Rangers need to be patient

St Louis Blues v San Jose Sharks - Game Two

SAN JOSE, CA - MAY 13: Aaron Dell #30 of the San Jose Sharks takes the ice for warmups against the St. Louis Blues in Game Two of the Western Conference Final during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at SAP Center on May 13, 2019 in San Jose, California (Photo by Brandon Magnus/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

• Mats Zuccarello felt like the Minnesota Wild were the team that wanted him the most. (Minneapolis StarTribune)

• Now that free agency has opened, how do the Dallas Stars stack up against the rest of the Western Conference. (Defending Big D)

• Here’s the list of players the San Jose Sharks may have to trade to open up cap space. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• How will the Los Angeles Kings line up on opening night and what does their salary cap situation look like? (Mayors Manor)

• Brandon Pirri will finally get an opportunity to stick with the Golden Knights on a full-time basis. (Knights on Ice)

• The Chicago Blackhawks may not be done making moves this summer. (NBC Sports Chicago)

• There’s no reason why the Colorado Avalanche shouldn’t be pursuing Jake Gardiner. (Mile High Hockey)

• There’s plenty of optimism surrounding the New York Rangers but they need to remain patient. (Blue Seat Blogs)

• If Justin Williams doesn’t return to Carolina, who should their next captain be? (Cardiac Cane)

• The Hockey News breaks down a list of five players that could send their team to arbitration. (The Hockey News)

• Travis Yost argues that Jake Gardiner will make any team he signs with better. (TSN)


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