PHT Morning Skate: NHL’s top goalies; 2019 Hart Trophy race

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com.

Nick Backstrom‘s mom is cooler than all of us. [RMNB]

• Who is your No. 1 goaltender in the NHL? Andrei Vasilevskiy? Pekka Rinne? Connor Hellebuyck? Sergei Bobrovsky? [The Hockey News]

Carey Price shows off the new chest protector that goaltenders will be wearing this coming season. [In Goal Mag]

• It’s time for coaches to get a little more creative with their 3-on-3 overtime lineups. [TSN]

• Early days still, but the 2019 Hart Trophy race looks pretty wide open. [Yahoo]

• The Vegas Golden Knights could again play the season without a captain. Though, many still think of Deryk Engelland as the ‘C’ on that team. [Sin Bin Vegas]

• The Calgary Flames send Hunter Shinkaruk to the Montreal Canadiens for Kerby Rychel. [Flames Nation]

• Both Shinkaruk and Rychel then signed separate one-year deals with their new teams.

• The CWHL’s Boston Blades are moving to Worcester and getting a new logo. [The Ice Garden]

• A youth lacrosse team tried to use the Vancouver Canucks’ alternate logo on their jerseys but were told by the NHL team to cut it out. [Sports Logos]

• Where will the goals come from for the Carolina Hurricanes? [Canes Edge]

• Why Ryan Ellis should get the ‘C’ over Roman Josi on the Nashville Predators. [Predlines]

• Finally, goalies have hands, too, as HC Sibir’s Alexei Krasikov demonstrated:

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Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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