PHT Morning Skate: Nylander ‘can’t wait’ to play; Goalies struggling

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• Seattle mayor Jenny Durkin is convinced that the arena renovation will be completed in time for 2020. (The Hockey News)

William Nylander is excited to get back to the Toronto Maple Leafs. “I can’t wait to be back. It has been a crazy ride. I wish it would have been done earlier, but I’m very happy to be back with the best fans in the league. I’m very excited.” (Toronto Sun)

• The Chicago Blackhawks are planning to go “all in” to get forward Artemi Panarin back. (Daily Herald)

• The Preds will be without leading scorer Filip Forsberg for four-to-six weeks because of an upper-body injury. (

• The Marjory Stoneman Douglas Ice Hockey team has inspired change after the heartbreaking tragedy that occurred at the school. (Sports Illustrated)

Jamie Benn‘s improved play has helped put the Dallas Stars back in the playoff picture. (Dallas Morning News)

• Moving to Toronto helped the Hughes brothers develop their passion for hockey. (Toronto Sun)

• A lot of the teams around the NHL are getting terrible goaltending this season. But why is that? (Yahoo)

• Despite the fact that doctors said former enforcer Todd Ewen didn’t have CTE, a new analysis proved that he did. (New York Times)

Brady Tkachuk has already developed into one of the best net-front players in the NHL. (The Point)

• The closer you look at Kevin Shattenkirk‘s game, the more you realize it’s a bit messy. (Blue Seat Blogs)

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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