PHT Morning Skate: Did Sabres sign themselves out of Connor McDavid?

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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.

Did the Buffalo Sabres ruin their chances of tanking to the No. 1 pick of the 2015 NHL Draft by adding some notable free agents such as Matt Moulson and trading for Josh Gorges? Here’s a strong vote for “No” – Brian Gionta isn’t anywhere near the player he once was, for example – but it’s an interesting question to ask. (The Hockey News)

Is it time for the Winnipeg Jets to blow everything up and start over? (Arctic Ice Hockey)

Which players would make the all-California all-time team? The list is based on players born in California, not ones who merely were employed in the state at one time or another … and let’s just say it isn’t pretty. (Battle of California)

“Fancy stats” readers can read up on “dCorsi” (aka Delta Corsi) in two helpful posts from Steve Burch. (Pension Plan Puppets and NHL Numbers)

PHT touched on some of the high points already, but just in case you missed it, check out Elliotte Friedman’s last 30 Thoughts column for some time. (CBC)

Saku Koivu isn’t the only player looking for big bucks for his old pad. Check out how much Henrik Lundqvist wants for his posh penthouse. (The Modlin Group via Henrik Lundqvist blog)

In praise of Nashville’s value-heavy offseason signings. (SB Nation NHL)