PHT Morning Skate: Late hits, Couture’s hat trick and unsealed emails

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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.

As you can see in the video above, Jake Virtanen received a game misconduct for a late hit on Roman Polak. At the bottom of this post, you’ll note Logan Couture‘s first career hat trick.

The Globe & Mail doesn’t just archive unsealed emails between the likes of Gary Bettman, Bill Daly and Colin Campbell. They also made the archive searchable. Have fun … or maybe wait until after work before you go down that rabbit hole. (Globe & Mail)

Adam Oates responds to his critics in the latest edition of the always-essential “30 Thoughts” from Elliotte Friedman. (Sportsnet)

Ranking each Canadian NHL team’s chances of making the playoffs next season. (The Hockey News)

Eric Engels sat down for a Q & A with Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland. (Sportsnet)

That time Gordie Howe needed to wear a helmet. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

The Winnipeg Jets are experimenting with a new “recovery method.” (TSN)