PHT Morning Skate: Can Raanta be elite?; Pacioretty rejects Kings trade

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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.

• You’ve been following it all week: here are the top 10 players in Sportsnet’s countdown from 100. (Sportsnet)

Brandon Carlo doesn’t want to miss any more playoff hockey. (NHL.com)

• Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey reckons he could make the NHL with six-months of training (lol). (CBS Sports)

• Can Antti Raanta become one of the NHL’s elite goaltenders? The door is open for him. (The Hockey News)

Max Pacioretty rejected a trade to the Los Angeles Kings. (Montreal Gazette)

• This is how we go back… NHL teams looking to the past for new jersey looks. (Last Word on Hockey)

• How being a captain in the NHL has evolved. (The Province)

• Just call him new man Monahan. (The Score)

• The evolution of Ryan Johansen. (TSN.ca)

• Who is going to be the backup in Pittsburgh? (The Hockey Writers)

• Does Henrik Zetterberg deserve to be in the Hall of Fame? (TSN.ca)

• It worked for Jerry Jones; could college-to-NHL gamble on new coach Jim Montgomery pay off for Stars? (SportsDay)

• Here’s what the All-PTO would look like for the coming season. (Murphy’s Hockey Law)

• Here’s a roundtable on what changes should be made in the NHL. (Full Press Coverage)


Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck