PHT Morning Skate: On Marc-Andre Fleury’s ’emotional’ goodbye to Pittsburgh


–The on-ice carpet that was used during the 2017 Stanley Cup presentation has been put up for auction. The current bid is over $6000. (

Marc-Andre Fleury made what could be his final public appearance as a member of the Pittsburgh Penguins. He got to say goodbye to the fans that have supported him for each of the last 13 years. “It’s been a little crazy. I think, wherever I go, people have been great to me. They say hi, take a picture or something. They all have very kind words. Sometimes it’s a little emotional, but it’s very flattering.” (

–Yesterday, the NHL and Adidas showed off each team’s new jersey. The Score grades the biggest changes of those new jerseys. The Carolina Hurricanes were one of the teams that got an “A” while the Nashville Predators were given an “F”. (The Score)

–Ellliotte Friedman’s “30 Thoughts” blog is always a must-read. In this week’s edition, he writes about Marian Hossa‘s mysterious allergy, the possibility of James Neal landing in Los Angeles, Brian Elliott‘s short stay in Calgary, and much more. (Sportsnet)

–The Hockey News’ Sal Barry looks at five funny “shenanigans” that occurred during past expansion drafts. Let’s just say former Leafs head coach Punch Imlach wasn’t too pleased about losing Terry Sawchuk to the Los Angeles Kings in the expansion draft, so he got revenge in a pretty creative way. (The Hockey News)

–With the NHL draft just a few days away, experts break down the top five North American forwards, defensemen and goalies and European forwards, defensemen and goalies. (