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PHT Morning Skate: Zegras in Breakaway Challenge; Subban ‘embarrassed’ by ECHL incident

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BUFFALO, NY - DECEMBER 7: Trevor Zegras #46 reacts to his behind the net pass assisting on a second period goal by Sonny Milano #12 of the Anaheim Ducks during an NHL game against the Buffalo Sabres on December 7, 2021 at KeyBank Center in Buffalo, New York. (Photo by Bill Wippert/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Despite not being voted into the Pacific Division team, Trevor Zegras is going to the NHL All-Star Game as part of the NHL Skills Breakaway Challenge. []

• P.K. Subban on the incident in the ECHL involving his brother Jordan, and racism in hockey: “What I think about is all the great people and the great things about our game that I love, but the unfortunate thing is it isn’t just the incident. The unfortunate thing is how many kids deal with this every day and it doesn’t come to light."[Sportsnet]

• On the Capitals’ reported interest in Evander Kane: “The Capitals’ brass has often talked about the importance of having “character” guys in the dressing room, and it’s pretty clear that this has been a priority in building the current roster. Bringing in someone like Kane, who could not only disrupt the team’s chemistry but cause real issues in the locker room, is a bad idea - regardless of how many goals he can score.” [Japers’ Rink]

• A look at 20 women who could be future NHL general managers. [The Hockey News]

• This Maple Leafs team is giving off different vibes this season. [TSN]

• Get to know the U.S. men’s Paralympic Sled team, who will attempt to win gold for the fourth straight time. [Team USA]

• Russia will look to repeat as men’s gold medal winners with a roster featuring the likes of Slava Voynov, Mikhail Grigorenko, Nikita Gusev, and Vadim Shipachyov. [Olympic Talk]

• The Connecticut Whale are on quite a roll right now in the PHF. [The Ice Garden]

• Val Nichushkin, Gustav Nyquist, and Evgenii Dadonov would be some wise pickups for your fantasy hockey team this week. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Why it’s long overdue for the Red Wings to retire Sergei Fedorov’s No. 91. [Wings Nation]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.