PHT Morning Skate: Red Wings pay tribute to Ted Lindsay

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• The Detroit Red Wings paid tribute to the life of Hall of Fame player Ted Lindsay before their game against the New York Rangers on Thursday night. (NHL.com)

• The power story of Logan Boulet, a victim in the Humboldt Broncos bus crash, and how he’s still helping people one year after his death. (SI.com)

• Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be. (ESPN)

• How the Penguins have thrived without Kris Letang, and what they can learn from it. (The Athletic)

• Teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets daring an “all-in” strategy should be applauded regardless of the result. (USA Today)

• Speaking of the Blue Jackets, their playoff math is enough to turn your hair white. (Columbus Dispatch)

• How the New York Islanders can be the best version of themselves. (ESPN)

• The Edmonton Oilers showed some signs of life on Thursday and showed that it is not just garbage time this season. (Sportsnet)

• Blues goalie Jordan Binnington is gaining steam in improbable Calder Trophy quest. (TSN)

• Ryan Donato is enjoying life as a member of the Minnesota Wild. (Trentonian)

• Time to spice up the NHL European games and add a little creativity. (One Puck Short)

• Blackhawks fans contract extension decisions for Alex DeBrincat and Dylan Strome. (Yardbarker)

• The Vegas Golden Knights have continued their dominance over the Pacific Division. (Sin Bin Vegas)

• How smart is Carolina Hurricanes’ head coach Rod Brind’Amour? Plenty smart according to Paul Maurice. (News & Observer)

Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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