PHT Morning Skate: Dubas’ new school; Eichel named captain

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• Kyle Dubas is turning the page on old-school hockey traditions. (Toronto Star)

• Progress is being made toward the Carolina Hurricanes hosting an outdoor game. (The News & Observer)

• Seattle to the NHL timeline: Sooner is better than later, but in the end, they’re in it for the long run. (Seattle Times)

• Could the NHL move the Oilers and Flames to the Central Division once Seattle arrives in the NHL? (Edmonton Sun)

• Markus Naslund seems content away from hockey, so don’t expect the former Canucks captain back in a hockey role any time soon. (The Province)

• PHT’s Adam Gretz plays a little over/under for the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh)

• Willie O’Ree was inspired by Jackie Robinson. (

• The A to Z of the new NHL season. (Toronto Sun)

• This is why we love the NHL. (Vice)

Jack Eichel is now the captain of the Buffalo Sabres. (Sportsnet)

Brian Boyle entering another season with Leukemia but says the prognosis is good. (People)

• Danièle Sauvageau getting impatient as NHL coaching doors remain closed. (The Athletic)

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