PHT Morning Skate: NHL’s most underrated player; St. Louis’ road to HOF

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• Over 60 NHL players were asked who they thought the most underrated talent in the NHL was. How is a 23-year-old that put up 78 points last season still considered underrated? (

• Martin St. Louis opens up about his road to becoming a Hockey Hall of Famer, and what that honor means to him. (Raw Charge)

• Martin Brodeur, who will also be inducted tonight, never felt more comfortable than when he was in his crease. (Toronto Star)

• Speaking of Brodeur, he spoke about what it was like to hoist the Stanley Cup, which of his three goals was his favorite, and much more. (New York Post)

• The Ottawa Senators banned a reporter from flying on their charter plane because of this Uber scandal that took place in Arizona. (Toronto Sun)

• The Canucks have been patient with Jake Virtanen, but they’re finally being rewarded for it. (

• A look at how each NHL team acquired their starting goaltenders. (The Hockey News)

• Former NHL goalie Curtis Joseph tells the story about how a 7-year-old Connor McDavid scored on him. (BarDown)

• caught up with Adidas regarding their digital six uniforms they came up with for the NHL 19 video game. (Sports Logos)

• What does it feel like for an NHL goalie to lose his confidence? (Sportsnet)

• Speaking of struggling goalies, Carey Price might have a little too much confidence in the group of defensemen he has in front of him. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• Despite his strong preseason, the Devils opted not to keep 2018 first-rounder Ty Smith. In one opinion, that decision ended up being the wrong one. (Puck and Pitchforks)

• Predlines’ Corey Francis is thankful that the NHL is fighting cancer during the month of November. (Predlines)

• Former Edmonton Oiler Iiro Pakarinen ripped his old team for their lack of communication with some of their players. (Oilers Nation)

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.

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