PHT Morning Skate: Trade value of a first-round pick; What is goalie interference?

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• NHL goalies still can’t figure what is and what isn’t goalie interference. (Canadian Press)

• Sportsnet explored the value of a first-round pick at trade deadline. (Sportsnet)

• Avs GM Joe Sakic has ruined the trade market with his high demands for Matt Duchene, according to Mile High Hockey.

• Amanda Kessel is an elite hockey player that has had to overcome a lot in her young career. (ESPN)

• On Saturday night, Patrice Bergeron did an incredible job of shutting down Leafs forward Auston Matthews. (

Corey Crawford was back working out on the ice this weekend. He’s been out with vertigo-like symptoms. (Chicago Sun-Times)

• Flames Nation looks at how the Calgary Flames stack up against the other bubble teams in the West. (Flames Nation)

• The Nashville Predators finally have a healthy lineup, and it’s pretty clear that the group has an opportunity to be great. (Tennessean)

• Flyers defenseman Mark Alt could have played college football, but he decided to pursue a career in hockey instead. (NBC Sports Philly)

• Alexei Yashin will join CBC’s Olympic hockey coverage this year. (The Hockey News)

• The demolition of Joe Louis Arena needs to start very soon. (Detroit Free Press)

• Candian-Born South Korean goaltender Matt Dalton’s goalie mask has to be changed because it made too much of a political statement for the IOC. (Yonhap News )

• This 14-year-old Japanese phenom is hoping to carve out a career in the NHL. (New York Times)

• Islanders fans from Brooklyn want to make sure they’re not forgotten when the team moves into their new home. (Light House Hockey)

• Ron Duguay’s comments about women’s hockey don’t only hurt women’s hockey, it also hurts hockey in general. (Blue Shirt Banter)

• This young cancer patient and Nashville Predators fan has formed a special bond with Ryan Johansen. (Penalty Box Radio)

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.

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