PHT Morning Skate: Suter’s slow recovery; Scheifele on Tom Brady’s diet

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Ryan Suter‘s recovery from ankle surgery is going slow, which is what the Minnesota Wild want. (

• The first 50 players of Sportsnet’s Top 100 for the 2018-19 season is up. (Sportsnet)

• Here’s a previews preview for the 2018-19 season. (The Athletic)

• All signs are pointing to a bridge deal for Edmonton Oilers defenseman Darnell Nurse. (Sportsnet)

• Goalies are a strange bunch. Here’s more strangeness about NHL goalies. (ESPN)

Craig Anderson wants to stick around in Ottawa, but there’s a caveat: he doesn’t want the drama. (

Mark Scheifele and Tom Brady have something in common. (GQ)

Pekka Rinne might have won the Vezina. Braden Holtby won the Stanley Cup. But Sergei Bobrovsky is the best goalie in the NHL according to the NHL Network. (Union and Blue)

• Someone got in a time machine, took it to 2023, and has reported back on the state of the NHL five years from now. (Fansided)

• Getting good prospects on paper is the easy part. Getting them developed into NHL stars is the hard bit. Can the Montreal Canadiens turn their blooming crop into a bountiful harvest? (Montreal Gazette)

• Ranking the Top 10 lines in the NHL. You will be surprised. (Broad Street Hockey)

Andrew Ladd feels he’s capable of much more than his awful 29-point season last year. For the sake of the money he’s making on Long Island, fans certainly hope so. (

• It wasn’t Braden Holtby’s best year by any means, even with the Stanley Cup ring and all. But he still maintains his spot among the league’s elite. (NBC Sports Washington)

• Shane Doan is set to be a pallbearer at John McCain’s funeral. (Sportsnet)

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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