PHT Morning Skate: Tavares booed in San Jose; Clock ticking in Ottawa

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• All-star games of old were far from what they are now. (Toronto Sun)

• 10 takeaways from the CHL Prospect Game. (Sportsnet)

John Tavares, who snubbed the San Jose Sharks this past summer, got booed upon his arrival to the ASG. (Yahoo Sports)

Ryan Getzlaf says Ducks, winners of just two of their past 16, need to compete more. (

• A different take on the ASG lineups. (Last Word on Hockey)

• The clock is ticking for the Ottawa Senators and their two most-prized possessions, both of whom are UFAs. (Sportsnet)

• What can you realistically expect from a fourth liner? (Pension Plan Puppets)

• Savvy moves and smart management has led to the Montreal Canadiens being much different from this time a year ago. (Montreal Gazette)

• The NHL is using a tech theme to promote the All-Star Game and it’s [phone dials, modem noises]. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

• A look at what it would cost to attend the ASG on Saturday. (Enterprise-Record)

• Stylish Bruin David Pastrnak is one of the NHL’s brightest offensive forces. (Boston Globe)

• NHL teams looking to Facebook to connect with fans. (Mobile Syrup)

• Glen Metropolit and the struggle in searching for what’s next after hockey. (The Athletic)

• How Gritty went from local NHL mascot to lucrative phenomenon overnight. (KCBX)

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

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