PHT Morning Skate: McAvoy’s emotional roller coaster; Hayes open-minded to Flyers deal


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• Bruins set to lean on experience, consistency heading into Game 7. (Associated Press)

• Bruins’ McAvoy on an emotional roller coaster. (Boston Globe)

• Who has the ‘Hall of Fame’ advantage ahead of Game 7. (The Hockey News)

• Who’s to blame: Blues’ dismal power play laid another egg in Game 6. (Yahoo Sports)

• They traded for the right to negotiate with him, and the Philadelphia Flyers are looking to sign Kevin Hayes before July 1. (

• Stick with the former New York Rangers forward, the Flyers feel Hayes is open-minded about signing in Philly. (Sportsnet)

• Are the NHL rules broken? Is it ruining hockey? These folks believe so. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• Because we’re not enamored enough by the playoffs, here’s six teams who could be Cup contenders over the next 36 months. (Sportsnet)

• The one where someone tries to make the case that trading for Milan Lucic would be a good idea. (The Canuck Way)

Logan Couture could still finish the playoffs as the top goal scorer. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Three teams that could look vastly different after this offseason. (Puck Prose)

• Statistics about who is watching the Cup Final (and the NBA Finals). (YouGov)

• An ownership change in Arizona seems to be imminent. (Yard Barker)

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