PHT Morning Skate: Ovechkin not slowing down; Sharks’ expansion draft problem

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com.

• How does Calgary’s new arena stack up to other barns around the league? (Global)

• Father time hasn’t caught up with Alex Ovechkin. At all. (The Sporting News)

• Hockey evaluation continues to evolve. (Die by the Blade)

• The underlying problem with Colton Sissons’ new contract with the Predators. (AtoZ Sports Nashville)

• Coaches discussion the biggest changes and tactical trends in the NHL. (The Score)

Zach Werenski believes it’s time for young players to step up, lead Blue Jackets. (NHL.com)

• The D Incompletes: A few young blue-liners got a taste of NHL play last season. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

• Former NHLer Matt Moulson has signed with the AHL’s Hershey Bears. (Hershey Bears)

• If the NHL had a Summer League, what would you want to see? (Gotham Sports Network)

• The NHL expansion draft could see the San Jose Sharks both protect and expose a superstar defenseman. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Could this be the Buffalo Sabres’ 50th-anniversary threads? (Icethetics)

• Olympic Hockey player’s stolen hockey stick found after four decades, and now there’s a debate over who will keep it. (WPTV)

• Will Deryk Engelland‘s role be reduced next season? (Sin.Bin Vegas)


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

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