PHT Morning Skate: Patience running out for Bouwmeester; Gloria gets bluegrass treatment

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• Patience is running out for Jay Bouwmeester. (The Athletic)

• Winnipeg musicians record bluegrass tribute to Blue’s Gloria. (Global Winnipeg)

Sean Kuraly has a history of scoring clutch goals for the Bruins. (

• Everybody loves Zdeno Chara. (ESPN)

• Here are 10 blockbuster trade candidates for this summer. (Sportsnet)

• No Kaapo at the NHL Scouting Combine. (

• The NHL World Gaming Championships brings hockey to a new platform. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• A look at 10 overagers for the 2019 NHL Draft. (The Hockey News)

• Senators give goalie Anders Nilsson a new two-year deal. (Senators)

• Bob Boughner is back with the San Jose Sharks. (

• NHL’s new chatbot showing in-game Stanley Cup highlights. (SportsPro)

• The big one that got away: Blues were bought, the deal done, but then NHL intervened. (Saskatoon StarPhoenix)

• Seattle’s NHL franchise narrows down location for top affiliate team. (King5)

• Vegas Golden Knights have a late-blooming NHL Superstar in Mark Stone. (Featurd)

• Boston Bruins’ connection with Barstool Sports shows hockey isn’t for everyone. (For The Win)

• Dave Tippett not looking to re-invent the wheel in with Edmonton’s offense. (Edmonton Sun)

Scott Billeck is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @scottbilleck