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Sport PHT Morning Skate: Willie O’Ree’s story; Tough to trade Tyler Johnson

08:45  24 october  2020
08:45  24 october  2020 Source:   nbcsports.com

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate , a collection of links from around the hockey world. O ’ Ree added that, on a larger level, racism isn’t going to go away overnight. That said, after witnessing statements from the likes of Blake Wheeler acknowledging their privilege, O ’ Ree wonders if the truth

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate , a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? • Going longer-term on Edmonton, Tyler Yaremchuk discusses Ken Holland’ s quest for cost certainty. Giving Zack Kassian an iffy contract certainly took away a lot of breathing room.

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 for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com.

Willie O'Ree wearing a suit and tie © Getty Images

• Clearly, the Lightning haven’t been able to trade Tyler Johnson, at least not yet. Why? Well, it’s about more than the flat salary cap, but uncertain economic times certainly make things worse for the Bolts. [Tampa Bay.com]

• Ideally, the AHL would be able to start its 2020-21 season on Dec. 4. In case you haven’t noticed, things are far from ideal. So, yes, that Dec. 4 date could move back. [ESPN]

• A fascinating read about what Willie O’Ree wants you to remember from “his trailblazing hockey story.” [The Score]

PHT Morning Skate: Thornton to start season with HC Davos; Frozen Four sites announced

  PHT Morning Skate: Thornton to start season with HC Davos; Frozen Four sites announced Thursday's collection of links.• Joe Thornton will suit up for HC Davos in Switzerland this weekend as we wait for the NHL and NHLPA to figure out next season.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate , a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate ? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com. • Some interesting analysis of the Stars’ lineup choices. This includes a look at the promising Tyler Seguin

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate , a collection of links from around the hockey world. • The Jason Zucker trade makes sense for the Pittsburgh Penguins on every level. • Trading Josh Manson would be a very tough but also very beneficial move for the Anaheim Ducks.

• It seems like every time the wind blows, the Penguins change directions, often via splashy trades. So, who might be on the trading block in 2020-21? [Pittsburgh Hockey Now]

• Can’t get enough of these rumors about various third/fourth jerseys for NHL teams next season? Here’s a deep dive on Kings possibilities. [Mayors Manor]

• If you weren’t aware, Brian Burke and Lou Lamoriello go way back. As in, “Lamoriello recruited Burke to play for Providence College” way back. Don’t take that to indicate that Burke actually cracked the Lou code, mind you. [Sportsnet]

• After buying out Henrik Lundqvist, the Rangers are handing the torch to Igor Shesterkin. While Shesterkin isn’t experienced at the NHL level, his overall track record explains the Rangers’ decision. [The Hockey Writers]

PHT Morning Skate: NHL ’94 on rewind; Meghan Duggan’s impact

  PHT Morning Skate: NHL ’94 on rewind; Meghan Duggan’s impact Your collection of hockey links for Wednesday.• Ryan Dixon looks at five moves that could pay off from 2020 NHL Free Agency. While results may very, I think Dixon makes an especially good point that the Flames could’ve really hit it big with Jacob Markstrom. Like many, I cringed at the term, but when you think about plausible best-case scenarios, this could pay off immensely for Calgary. At least in the short term. Also, now I want sourdough.

Willie Eldon O ' Ree , CM ONB (born October 15, 1935) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player, best known for being the first black player in the National Hockey League.

Bryant McBride '88, in his keynote presentation to members of the class of 2019, discussed his history with hockey, the NHL, and how he met Willie O ' Ree

• Did the Maple Leafs just pull off a “master class” in salary cap management? This post argues as much. [Editor in Leaf]

• Hinging on nabbing Marco Rossi, the Wild pulled off a great bang-for-your-buck run in the 2020 NHL Draft. That might just set the stage for an even better run next year. [Zone Coverage]

• Will the Canucks decide to buy out Brandon Sutter? Breaking down what could be a costly (but necessary) move. [Offside Vancouver]

• Are the Devils done making upgrades to their roster? Maybe more importantly, should they be done? [All About the Jersey]

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

PHT Morning Skate: Willie O’Ree’s story; Tough to trade Tyler Johnson originally appeared on NBCSports.com

PHT Morning Skate: Val James honored; Top 20 NHL Defensemen .
Monday's collection of hockey links.• Val James broke ground as the NHL’s first Black player born in America to appear in a game on Nov. 1, 1981. The Sabres and the NHL honored James for that achievement, something he was “humbled” by. Val James, 63, played seven regular-season games and three playoff contests with the Sabres in 1981-82. During a journeyman career, Val James also appeared in four games with the Maple Leafs in 1986-87. [NHL.

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