PHT Morning Skate: Scottie Upshall wrote a touching letter about his hometown of Fort McMurray

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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.

–Blues forward Scottie Upshall wrote a touching letter about his hometown of Fort McMurray, Alberta. (The Players’ Tribune)

–Elliotte Friendman’s 30 thoughts blog. (Sportsnet)

–The Call of the (Brent) Burnzie is a dangerous thing for opposing teams. (The Mercury News)

–Watch the highlights from last night’s game between the Lightning and Penguins. (Top)

–It might be over a year away, but look take a look at the free agent class from 2017.

–The Austrian Hockey League champs dropped and broke the championship trophy. (Bardown)

–Orlando City FC midfielder Kaka met up with Lightning forward Steven Stamkos before Game 3 against Pittsburgh: