PHT Morning Skate: Is Las Vegas the big winner from free agency?


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.

Interesting idea here — in the aftermath of all the moves made in free agency, did the expansion Las Vegas team make out the best? (Sportsnet)

Longtime NHL defenseman Jason Smith, formerly an assistant coach in Ottawa, has taken the head job for WHL Kelowna. (Edmonton Journal)

Detroit GM Ken Holland would still “love to get a top three defenseman,” but doesn’t know “if one is ever going to be available via trade.” (Detroit News)

Sabres prospect Justin Bailey is trying to “show them something they haven’t seen” at development camp. (WKBW)

Columbus has signed undrafted OHL London blueliner Jacob Graves to an entry-level deal. (Blue Jackets)

Should Dallas make a play for Marc-Andre Fleury? The club’s most prominent beat writer says it would be a bad idea. (Morning-News)