PHT Morning Skate: Six questions facing Caps; Pens getting old

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• Is the Columbus Blue Jackets success bad for the National Hockey League? (The Cannon)

• The Bruins power play has to stop letting the entire team down. (WEEI)

Jordan Weal and the Montreal Canadiens agreed to a two-year contract extension. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• NBC Sports Washington breaks down six questions the Capitals will have to tackle this offseason. (NBC Sports Washington)

• Broad Street Hockey takes a look at some of the potential free agents that have a history with Alain Vigneault. (Broad Street Hockey)

• The Maple Leafs have to find a way to come out on the winning end of the salary battle with Mitch Marner. (Toronto Star)

• Age is certainly becoming a problem for the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh)

• How aggressive can Steve Yzerman be in his first year back with the Detroit Red Wings. (Winging it in Motown)

• Former Canucks forward Jannick Hansen has decided to retire from pro hockey. (Canucks Army)

• Jets Nation evaluates whether or not Winnipeg should make changes to their coaching staff. (Jets Nation)

• Which rookies are performing at a high level during the Stanley Cup Playoffs? (The Hockey News)

• ESPN provides us with a list of unexpected MVPs in the postseason. (ESPN)

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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