PHT Morning Skate: Spezza’s value; Is Bowman having good offseason?

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Max Domi got a fresh start in Montreal and it all worked out for the best. (Habs Eyes on the Prize)

• Because of all the young players they have, the Flyers were conservative in free agency. (Philadelphia Inquirer)

• Now that Sebastian Aho‘s contract is settled, the Hurricanes can look forward to next season. (Charlotte Observer)

• Even though Vincent Lecavalier didn’t get into the Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility, that doesn’t diminish what he meant to the Lightning. (Raw Charge)

Nazem Kadri will be remembered by a whole lot of Maple Leafs fans. (Pension Plan Puppets)

• Speaking of Kadri, he’s exactly what the Colorado Avalanche needed. (Mile High Hockey)

• Larry Brooks breaks down the the salaries the Rangers have to work with right now. (New York Post)

• The Penguins almost acquired Jason Zucker for Phil Kessel, but they ended up with Alex Galchenyuk instead. Did they get the best deal? (Pensburgh)

Jason Spezza was a good addition for the Toronto Maple Leafs. (TSN)

• Is Blackhawks GM Stan Bowman having a good off-season? Here are five burning issues facing the ‘Hawks. (Chicago Tribune)

• St. Louis Game-Time looks at the Ryan O'Reilly trade one year after it happened. (St. Louis Game-Time)

• What does the acquisition of Jordie Benn do for the Vancouver Canucks? (Canucks Army)

• In order for the Golden Knights’ third line to have success, Alex Tuch has to be a positive factor. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• Here’s a look back at all the big trades David Poile’s made over his 21 years with the Nashville Predators. (On the Forecheck)

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