PHT Morning Skate: Bruins’ depth outclassing Hurricanes; Goalie switch won’t help Carolina


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Here’s the NBC Sports Stanley Cup playoff update for May 14

• The Boston Bruins are overwhelming the Carolina Hurricanes with their roster depth. (NBC Sports Boston)

• Stick with Boston’s depth, that and their balance up and down the roster might be the difference in the Eastern Conference Final. (Providence Journal)

• Does size matter? Not for a couple of the Bruins’ best. (WEEI)

• A quick look at what’s plagued the Hurricanes in this series. (Canes Country)

• Switching from Petr Mrazek to Curtis McElhinney may be tempting, but it won’t solve much. (The Hockey News)

Joonas Donskoi comes to the rescue of a skatepark in his hometown in Finland. (

• Ralph Krueger may be heading back behind the bench in the NHL… with Buffalo. (Die by the Blade)

• The Ottawa Senators began life as an expansion team with Rick Bowness behind the bench in 1992. He could be heading back there in 2019. (Ottawa Citizen)

• A look at Edmonton’s coaching carousel. (Oilers Nation)

• #MalkinWatch2019: Him going to the Florida Panthers makes no sense. (My NHL Trade Rumours)

• The Los Angeles Kings land point-per-game player from the KHL. (Official Kings website)

• The New York Rangers are in a great spot heading into the 2019 NHL Draft next month. (Blueshirt Banter)

• A look at whether or not the return of Pavel Datsyuk to the Detroit Red Wings would hinder their rebuild. (Puck Junk)

• The Washington Capitals have some work to get done this summer in regards to the cap and their roster. (Official Capitals website)

Brandon Pirri knows it all about opportunity this offseason. (Sin.Bin Vegas)

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