PHT Morning Skate: Habs still have options; Perry’s new beginning

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• Even though they have almost $8.5 million tied into Sebastian Aho, the Canadiens could still add to their roster. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• The Canadiens did well to send a hostile offer sheet for Sebastian Aho. (Montreal Gazette)

• For the first time in his NHL career, Corey Perry will have to move on to another city. (Los Angeles Times)

• Getting cheap players wasn’t so easy for the Washington Capitals. (NBC Sports Washington)

• It’s been a strange week for new Minnesota Wild forward Ryan Hartman. (Twin Cities)

• It won’t be easy for the Sharks to see Joe Pavelski in a Stars uniform, but it was a necessary move. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Pavelski will give the Stars added scoring and more leadership. (

• The Sens are hoping that their rebuild will be accelerated now that they’ve added a bunch of former Toronto Maple Leafs. (Sportsnet)

• The Oilers handed Alex Chiasson a pretty good contract that won’t hurt them. (The Hockey News)

• It’s still entirely possible that Jason Pominville returns to the Buffalo Sabres. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• Seattle owner Jerry Bruckheimer is looking to build a successful hockey legacy. (Seattle Times)

• Brianna Decker wants to continue growing the women’s game. (USA Hockey)

• There’s a good amount of high-end Asian talent that has come through the NHL draft over the last few years. (NBC News)

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

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