PHT Morning Skate: Matthews mania hits Toronto

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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.

Auston Matthews, the first overall pick at this year’s draft, took to the ice on Monday for the first time as a Maple Leaf, participating in the club’s annual development camp. (Globe and Mail)

Another prized Leafs prospect, Mitch Marner, talked about the excitement of skating alongside Matthews, his potential future linemate. (

Interesting piece here on what Matthews’ entry-level contract might look like, in light of GM Lou Lamoriello’s opposition to performance bonuses. (Sportsnet)

Boston added some depth on defense on Monday, inking former Ducks and Coyotes blueliner Alex Grant. (General Fanager)

Kyle Connor, coming off an outstanding freshman campaign at the University of Michigan, is gunning to make the Jets roster this fall. (Global)

Dustin Molleken, nephew of ex-Blackhawks head coach Lorne Molleken, made his MLB debut for the Tigers on Monday night. (Baseball Canada)

Did the Red Wings make the smart move by passing on Alex Radulov? (Detroit Free Press)