PHT Morning Skate: Winter Classic Edition

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• The New York Rangers face a treacherous path following their win at the Winter Classic. (NBC Pro Hockey Talk)

• The Winter Classic has come a long way since 2008. (Toronto Star)

• Why the Winter Classic still holds its mystique. (USA Today)

• Sabres star Jack Eichel was right at home on outdoor ice at Winter Classic. (ESPN)

• Buffalo Sabres forward Jason Pominville details what it was like to play in the first Winter Classic and the 10th Winter Classic. (

• Art Dorrington, the first black ice hockey player to sign a professional contract, passed away on Friday at age 87. (Colour of Hockey)

• Q&A with former Los Angeles Kings head coach Darryl Sutter. (The Athletic)

• Jordan Greenway is set to become the first African-American to play for USA Hockey at an Olympic tournament. (The Sporting News)

• Trade Max Pacioretty? It could benefit both the Canadiens and the player. (Sportsnet)

• Team Canada not getting tied up in Swiss mind games ahead of quarterfinal. (Canadian Press)

• Team Canada goaltender Carter Hart could be the future in Philly. (

• North American Women’s League all-stars set to face United States Women’s National Team (Victory Press)

• Without NHL players in its stable, Team USA is looking across the pond for PyeongChang. (Reuters)

• Edmonton hockey fan is collection hockey cards of every Indigenous player. (CTV)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck

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