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Sport PHT Morning Skate: Price out for Habs Wednesday; Ekholm’s future in Nashville

08:00  08 april  2021
08:00  08 april  2021 Source:   nbcsports.com

NHL Trade Deadline: 9 defensemen teams might target

  NHL Trade Deadline: 9 defensemen teams might target The 2021 NHL trade deadline is Monday, April. 12 at 3 p.m. ET. As we wait to see who will be dealt, we’ll be looking at the top names who could be on the move next week. Today, we finish with defensemen. Mattias Ekholm, Predators (30 years old, signed through 2021-22, $3.75M cap hit): As Juuse Saros keeps juicing the Predators’ win-loss record, defensemen like Ekholm keep slipping down various “trade bait” boards. But we might as well get two Predators defensemen out of the way first, as Ekholm and his upcoming colleague rank as the cream of the 2021 NHL Trade Deadline crop.

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. • Carey Price will not play Wednesday night’ s game against the Maple Leafs after suffering an injury Monday. • The price for Mattias Ekholm might mean David Poile isn’t too keen on dealing him right now.

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 phtblog@nbcsports.com. • Here’ s today’ s NBC Sports Stanley Cup playoff update for April 22. • The Stanley Cup Playoffs are unfair right now, but the Faceoff Circle explains why that’ s okay. • What’ s Robin Lehner‘ s future in Long Island?

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.

Carey Price will not play Wednesday night’s game against the Maple Leafs after suffering an injury Monday. They will also be without Brenden Gallagher after he suffered a fractured thumb. He’ll miss the next few weeks. [Montreal Gazette]

• Brent Sutter is very concerned about his son Brandon as the Canucks go through a COVID-19 outbreak. [Sportsnet]

• “Days after [Mark] Pavelich was found dead in a Sauk Centre residential treatment center, his sister, Jean Gevik, wrote in an emotional Facebook post Saturday that her brother’s brain was being analyzed for the degenerative brain disease, which can only be confirmed by an autopsy.” [Star Tribune]

PHT Morning Skate: Hobey Baker finalists; superstar Fox

  PHT Morning Skate: Hobey Baker finalists; superstar Fox Friday's collection of links.• Cole Caufield (Canadiens), Shane Pinto (Senators) and Dryden McKay (UFA) are the three finalists for the 2021 Hobey Baker Award.

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 phtblog@nbcsports.com. • Canucks forward Antoine Roussel‘ s season is over after taking a hit from Brendan Lemieux last night. • David Perron has been out two months but isn’t feeling pressure to return to the St. Louis Blues’ lineup until he’ s completely healthy. [Post-Dispatch]. • Alex Ovechkin on ending his career with the Capitals: “I don’t like too much to change teams.”

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 ? • Don Sweeney on Tuukka Rask‘ s future with the Boston Bruins: “[O]ur staff has communicated with Tuukka and as I said before, he remains a big part of our roster planning going forward because I think by my knowledge, he was second in the Vezina balloting and we feel very, very comfortable with where our goaltending is at.”

• The price for Mattias Ekholm might mean David Poile isn’t too keen on dealing him right now. [A to Z Sports Nashville]

• What every team should do at the NHL trade deadline. [PHT]

• How previous trade deadlines could give clues into what the Capitals will do in the next week. [Japers’ Rink]

• 15 forwards who could be traded. [PHT]


Video: Patrice Bergeron nets hat trick to help beat Flyers (NBC Sports)

• Four UMass hockey players have been ruled out of the Frozen Four due to COVID-19 contact tracing. The Minutemen will play Minnesota-Duluth Thursday in the second semifinal. [College Hockey News]

• The U.S. and Canada will face off in group play of the Women’s World Championship on May 11 in Nova Scotia. [The Ice Garden]

PHT Morning Skate: Fleury excelling; Vezina Trophy favorites

  PHT Morning Skate: Fleury excelling; Vezina Trophy favorites Tuesday's collection of links.• Really good read on Marc-Andre Fleury excelling this season after a painful loss.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate , a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. • Why the Flyers and Mattias Ekholm would make for a perfect partnership. • Why the future in San Jose is not a bright one. Price and more: What Canadiens must fix after firing Claude Julien.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate , a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? • Brendan Leipsic‘ s brother, Jeremey, has been kicked off the University of Manitoba hockey team after his participation in a leaked group chat went public on Wednesday .

• The points aren’t coming for Jack Hughes, but he’s playing very well for the Devils. [NJ.com]

Shayne Gostisbehere on being placed on waivers: “Our management, their job is to put the best team out there who think they can win games. They’re going to do their job just like I’m trying to do my job out there.” [NBC Sports Philadelphia]

• A review of the Ryan Minkoff book about his journey from hockey player to player agent. [Puck Junk]

• The nomination period is open for the 2021 Willie O’Ree Community Hero Award, which is awarded to an individual who has worked to make a positive impact on his or her community, culture, or society to make people better through hockey. [NHL]

More NHL news

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

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