PHT Morning Skate: Gaudreau’s season; market for Tarasenko

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• Don’t expect an in-season extension for Mitch Marner. He wants to concentrate on his play before worrying about a new deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs in the summer. [TSN]

Brayden Point is part of the NHL All-Star Last Men In vote, but he really should be in San Jose for the weekend based on his season so far. [Tampa Bay Times]

Johnny Gaudreau is having one heck of a year in Calgary. [ESPN]

• What would it cost the Calgary Flames to add goaltending depth? [Flames Nation]

• On the state of the Philadelphia Flyers: “So without a radical change — i.e. not just hitting the free agent market and trying to plug-and-play like they did with James van Riemsdyk — what change apart from making a big splash in signing a coach could you possibly make, and have that meaningfully affect the upcoming season?” [Yahoo]

• What’s Chuck Fletcher waiting for? [Broadstreet Hockey]

Jimmy Howard is a deserved All-Star for the Detroit Red Wings. []

• If Vladimir Tarasenko is on the market, these five teams should go all-in to acquire him. [The Hockey News]

• Youth is being served with the New York Islanders. [Islanders Insight]

• “Erica Holmes feels she’s hit the glass ceiling as a hockey official in Alberta, echoing concerns by a female counterpart that she can’t advance to higher levels in the men’s game.” [Kamloops Matters]

• Examining John Carlson and Tom Wilson and seeing if they’re living up to their big summer extensions. [NoVa Caps]

• Re-signing Alex Edler would give us a clue as to how Vancouver Canucks GM Jim Benning sees his team’s rebuild. [Daily Hive]

• Finally, a very good dog enjoyed the ice at SAP Center on Tuesday night:


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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