PHT Morning Skate: MacKinnon’s Hart case; Blackhawks’ historically bad PK

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• Former Flyers goalie Bernie Parent finally got his day with the Stanley Cup. (NHL)

• The Hockey News provides us with 10 interesting player stats. (The Hockey News)

• The Toronto Maple Leafs have pushed Patrick Marleau down their lineup. (TSN)

• It’s time for the Rangers to move on from assistant coach Lindy Ruff. (Blue Shirt Banter)

• When everyone gets healthy, the Pittsburgh Penguins will have some interesting decisions to make. (Pensburgh)

Nathan MacKinnon deserves to be a Hart Trophy candidate. (Mile High Hockey)

• The Chicago Blackhawks are on the verge of finishing the season with the worst penalty kill any team has had in 30 years. (NBC Sports Chicago)

• Should the Blues focus on the present or the future? (St. Louis Game Time)

• Canucks Army makes arguments for and against trading Ben Hutton. (Canucks Army)

• The Flames have been great this season, but special teams has been a concern. (Calgary Herald)

• The Dallas Stars have been much better on the road lately. (Defending Big D)

• The Pegula family has tough decisions to make going into the offseason. (Buffalo News)

• If the Wild get rid of Bruce Boudreau, they have to make some serious changes to their roster. (Yahoo)

• Canadiens center Phil Danault deserves to be in the Selke Conversation. (The Point Hockey)

• The Rangers’ history of bad drafting has led to them being a bad team right now. (New York Post)

• The Islanders have signed Oliver Wahlstrom to a three-year, entry-level contract. (

• Sharks players finally responded to Drew Doughty‘s comments regarding the Norris Trophy race. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Road to the Cup ’94 is a little-known unreleased video game. (Puck Junk)

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.