PHT Morning Skate: Stars want to sign Seguin before season; Quenneville not worried about losing job

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• Stars GM Jim Nill has continued talking to Tyler Seguin‘s representatives about a contract extension. Seguin is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of next season. (

• The new hockey arena in Seattle is going to cost a lot more money than was originally anticipated, but the Oak View Group is going to pick up the extra costs. (

• Canucks first-rounder Quinn Hughes has decided to return to the University of Michigan for at least one more season. (

• This life-long Montreal Canadiens fan got the Father’s Day surprise of a lifetime when his son set up a meeting with legends Yvan Cournoyer, Guy Lafleur, Guy Lapointe and Rejean Houle. (Providence Journal)

• ‘Hawks head coach isn’t worrying about whether or not he’ll be fired if his team gets off to a poor start next season. (

• Chris Chelios spent a lot of time in the NHL, but he admitted that nothing tops the years he spent winning with the Detroit Red Wings. (Detroit Free Press)

Mitch Marner might still look like a young kid, but he’s hoping to be taken a little more seriously in the Maple Leafs locker room. (

• The Philadelphia Flyers quietly unveiled a black third jersey that’s virtually a copy of the one their wore during the 2017 Stadium Series. (

• Speaking of the Flyers, defenseman Radko Gudas put together some decent numbers last year, but he struggled badly at the end of the year. (Broad Street Hockey)

• The Florida Panthers narrowly missed out on the playoffs last season, so they’ll have to have a few things go their way if they’re going to sneak in next year. They can start by getting consistent goaltending and they could use a strong season from Mike Hoffman. (Featurd)

• The Winnipeg Jets have three big questions staring them in the face going forward. They have to re-sign Blake Wheeler, they need to find a deal for Jacob Trouba and they have to make sure Connor Hellebuyck plays at the same level he did last season. (Sporting News)

Eeli Tolvanen is one of the best prospects in the NHL, but the Nashville Predators might have to be a little patient with him. (Predlines)

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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