PHT Morning Skate: Concussion lawsuit close to settlement?; Hamilton talks Calgary defense

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• It appears the NHL is in talks to settle the concussion lawsuit that was brought forward by former players. (TSN)

• Five players on the verge of stardom. (The Hockey News)

• There’s a blueprint set to sign Darnell Nurse and another defenseman in Edmonton. (Edmonton Journal)

• Three-time Stanley Cup champion Ab McDonald passed away on Tuesday. (Associated Press)

• Reporters ask questions. Players answer questions. Sometimes players don’t like questions. (Yahoo)

• Also: If players had to get a face tattoo, here’s what it would be. (Yahoo)

• The Bruins going after John Tavares has David Krejci a tad concerned. (The Score)

• Here’s a list of the best player on each NHL team not to have a Stanley Cup ring. (FanSided)

• A look at three KHL players, all who have taken different paths to the NHL. (The Athletic)

• Snubbed in San Jose. (The Hockey Writers)

Tyler Ennis is not who you think he is. (Pension Plan Puppets)

Dougie Hamilton on the Calgary Flames defense he was a part of: “It didn’t turn out so good.” (Sportsnet)

Mike Condon getting a fresh slate in Ottawa. (Ottawa Sun)

• NHL 19 has a nice tribute to the Humboldt Broncos. (Game Rant)

Brad Marchand: The best and the most controversial. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

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