PHT Morning Skate: Kim Pegula is new Sabres president; What should ‘Hawks do at No. 8?

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• On Tuesday, the Ottawa Senators announced that they were bringing Guy Boucher back next season. For him to be successful, he has to remember what’s caused him to stumble at various points in his NHL career. (Ottawa Sun)

• If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from the 2018 playoffs, it’s that momentum doesn’t necessarily carry from the third period to overtime. (Globe and Mail)

Marc-Andre Fleury has been terrific this postseason, but the Sharks feel like he can be beaten regularly. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• There’s three years remaining on the contracts of Bill Peters and Brad Treliving, so the Flames are about to enter into a crucial three-year chunk. (Flames Nation)

• The Arizona Republic put together a mock draft, and they have Brady Tkachuk landing in Arizona at fifth overall. That would be a pretty cool landing spot for him considering his father spent many years there. (Arizona Republic)

• The Chicago Blackhawks aren’t used to drafting in the top 10, but here they are with the eighth overall pick. GM Stan Bowman can go in many different directions with the pick. Should he move up, move down, trade the pick or stay at number eight? (NBC Sports Chicago)

• After an internal investigation was launched regarding his behaviour, Russ Brandon resigned as president of the Sabres and Bill. Kim Pegula will take his place. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• Even though Dylan Larkin isn’t participating in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, he can still learn a lot from another stint at the World Hockey Championship with Team USA. (MLive)

• The New York Rangers are looking for a head coach and they’re reportedly very impressed with University of Denver head coach Jim Montgomery. The Stars are also interested in his services. (New York Post)

• Former Hurricanes head coaches Paul Maurice and Peter Laviolette have done pretty well for themselves this postseason. One of them might even win the Stanley Cup. Meanwhile, the ‘Canes haven’t been able to get back to the playoffs under the two head coaches they’ve had since Maurice and Laviolette left. (Cardiac Cane)

• Up top, check out the highlights from Game 3 between the Penguins and Capitals.

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