PHT Morning Skate: Jaden Schwartz wears No. 17 to honor Mandi

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PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.

A very compelling argument for why Jonathan Toews could be well-worth that $10.5 million cap hit. (Sportsnet)

On the other hand, as strong as Cory Schneider’s numbers are, the New Jersey Devils are taking a risk considering the fact that he’s never really taken on the workload of a No. 1 goalie. (SB Nation)

Assessing the usefulness of a Blake Wheeler – Mark Scheifele – Dustin Byfuglien line for the Winnipeg Jets. (Arctic Ice Hockey)

It seems like a decent time to assess the changing landscape in the league as the smoke mostly clears from free agency. Here’s Kevin Allen’s grades for the Eastern Conference teams. Note: one might disagree with these teams’ report cards, but it’s an interesting read nonetheless. (USA Today)

At least one person thinks the Colorado Avalanche got better this summer. (Denver Post)

This one’s a little more than a week old, yet it’s an interesting look at what agents go through on draft day. (NHL Numbers)

Jaden Schwartz will change his number from 9 to 17 in honor of his late sister Mandi. (H/T to Puck Daddy)