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PHT Morning Skate: Yakupov’s bad draft interview; Sens make proposals

Colorado Avalanche v Anaheim Ducks

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 1: Nail Yakupov #64 of the Colorado Avalanche waits for play to begin during the third period of the game against the Anaheim Ducks at Honda Center on April 1, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Debora Robinson/NHLI via Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

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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 Ottawa Senators have made three proposals for the lottery, playoffs and regular season. (Ottawa Sun)

• Gary Bettman is weighing all possible options when it comes to resuming the season. (

• Hayley Wickenheiser is using her unique platform to help in the fight against Covid-19. (Sports Illustrated)

• Ryan Suter is willing to play games in North Dakota if that’s what it takes. (Pioneer Press)

• A very important woman in Philadelphia Flyers history died on Saturday night. Phyllis Foreman was 92. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

• The Maple Leafs have holes to fill in next year’s roster. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• Should Danny Briere be in the Flyers Hall of Fame? (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

• Nikolay Goldobin just never took the next step in his career with the Canucks. (Sportsnet)

• Brian Burke admitted that his draft interview with Nail Yakupov was the worst he’s ever had. (The Score)

• The Bruins might change their ECHL affiliate next year. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• Patrick Elias should be in the Hall of Fame. (Pucks and Pitchforks)


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