PHT Morning Skate: Shattenkirk’s ‘huge chip’; Ovechkin hints at retirement

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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.

• Big is back in the NHL and the Habs are way too small. (Montreal Gazette)

Brock Boeser is waiting for a couple of deals to work themselves out before he signs. (The Hockey Writers)

• The Wild should be trying to emulate the Toronto Maple Leafs. (Editor in Leaf)

• The Vancouver Canucks should pursue Jesse Puljujarvi. (The Canuck Way)

• Ovi runs youth hockey clinic in China. (NHL.com)

• Five questions that need answers in the upcoming season. (The Comeback)

• Shattenkirk has ‘huge chip’ on shoulder for Lightning. (NHL.com)

• The Changing NHL: Scoring, speed the new name of the game. (BlueJackets.com)

• Do NHL players resent hockey’s shift to analytics? (Sin.Bin Vegas)

• The NHL’s most-improved teams during this offseason. (Featurd)

• The numbers say this is the best time to pull the goalie. (Sportscasting)

• Who wore it best? A history of the No. 1 for the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh)

• The biggest game in Philadelphia Flyers history. (Last Word on Hockey)

• Ovechkin hints at retirement when his contract is up. (Stars and Sticks)

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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