PHT Morning Skate: Love him or hate him, Marchand gets results; Refs to have review say


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Zdeno Chara enlisted Tom Brady (you may have heard of him) for Stanley Cup hype video. (Sportsnet)

Brad Marchand gets results, whether you hate him or you love him. (USA Today)

• Expect NHL officials to have their say on expanded video review. (TSN)

• There’s a better way for the NHL to officiate. (Toronto Star)

• Finland is the talk of the hockey world outside of the Stanley Cup Playoffs at the moment. Everyone wants a Finn. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• The NHL’s head on battle with a concussion epidemic. (Associated Press)

• Here are five new reasons to be optimistic about the Edmonton Oilers. (Edmonton Journal)

• Goalie rest is the new trend in the NHL. (TSN)

• A look at the substantial growth of the NHL Gaming World Championships. (The Hockey News

• Should the Montreal Canadiens make a Kawhi Leonard-type trade? (A Winning Habit)

• Drake and the rest who have mastered the art of being a pest at the game. (CBC)

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