PHT Morning Skate: Grittiest interview ever; Why so many fired coaches?

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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

• The interview of the year: Gritty. (TIME)

• They’re dropping like flies these days. Why are so many coaches getting canned? (ESPN)

• The Hitchcock Grind is in full effect in Edmonton. (

• The story of a sign that led to a life-saving kidney donation. (

• Comparing Elias Pettersson to The Great One? Starting comparing him to The Great 8 instead. (Pass it to Bulis)

• Who would have predicted Max Domi having one of the best seasons (so far) in modern Montreal Canadiens history? (Eyes on the Prize)

• A breakdown of Jeremy Collition’s first two weeks behind the bench in Chicago. (The Point)

Kyle Connor is turning into a driver for the Winnipeg Jets. (Sportsnet)

Nolan Patrick is not a bust. (Broad Street Hockey)

• The Golden Knights need a fix. It won’t be simple, but they need it done. (The Sin Bin)

• Doug Armstrong wants you to temper your expectations regarding coaching. (St. Louis Game Time)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

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