PHT Morning Skate: Good, bad deadline moves; Blues need their stars

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Here’s the NBC Sports Stanley Cup playoff update for May 13

Jaccob Slavin isn’t ashamed of his faith. (TSN)

• Saying that “the Blues don’t want it enough” is a very silly argument. (St. Louis Game Time)

• The Blues have made it to the Western Conference Final even though their stars have been quiet. (Bleedin Blue)

Logan Couture clearly deserves to be in the running for the Conn Smythe Trophy but he should also be in the mix for the Selke. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Sharks head coach Pete DeBoer is very good at adjusting on the fly. (NHL)

• The Hockey News looks at three deadline trades that worked and three that didn’t. (The Hockey News)

John Tavares, who was injured during a practice at the World Hockey Championship, will be able to resume his offseason training in a month. (Toronto Star)

• It’s time for the Islanders to start embracing Barclays Center. (New York Post)

• The Pittsburgh Penguins will have to start thinking about a new contract per Matt Murray soon. (Pensburgh)

• There’s a few veterans the Sabres need to find a way to get rid of if they’re going to improve next season. (Die by the Blade)

• Mile High Hockey takes a deeper look at Cale Makar‘s first 10 NHL games. (Mile High Hockey)

William Karlsson probably deserves $6 million or more on his next contract but the Golden Knights may not be able to give it to him. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• Oilers Nation breaks down some of Ken Holland’s best moves in Detroit. (Oilers Nation)

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

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