PHT Morning Skate: High praise for Caufield; Top bounce-back candidates

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• Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato had a lot of great things to say about Cole Caufield. (Montreal Gazette)

• Is it time for the the Capitals to give Ilya Samsonov some NHL starts? (NBC Sports Washington)

Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s eight-year deal appears to be long, but it’s not that long when you consider his age. (Tampa Bay Times)

Brian Dumoulin is an underrated player for the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh)

• What type of value do some of the Winnipeg Jets’ contracts have? (Jets Nation)

• Ron Hextall would be a good fit as GM of the Minnesota Wild. (Hockey Wilderness)

• Who are the top bounce-back candidates in the NHL this season? (

• The Ottawa Senators are playing games with the salary cap and it’s not right. (ESPN)

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