PHT Morning Skate: Ristolainen situation not unique; Schmidt ready to go

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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.

• The Buffalo Sabres-Rasmus Ristolainen situation is hardly unique. (Yahoo Sports)

Nate Schmidt is ready for the season to start. (NHL.com)

• Bruins face cap crunch as new deals for Charlie McAvoy, Brandon Carlo loom. (Sporting News)

• Seattle’s nickname expected before the hire of the team’s inaugural coach. (NHL.com)

• The NHL vs. Docs hockey game raised a lot of money. (Sudbury.com)

• Tom Dundon continues to upset the NHL. (Cardiac Cane)

• Breaking down an NHL salary: The numbers aren’t as big as you think. (The Athletic)

Cody Ceci is being sued. (The Score)

• Why Owen Nolan should be the first Shark to have his jersey retired. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• Strong goalie pipeline set to pay off for Blue Jackets. (BlueJackets.com)

• NHL analyst believes Mitch Marner‘s agent is overvaluing him. (12up)

• Three players the Senators should offer PTOs. (SenShot)

• Marc-Andre Bergeron is keeping busy post-NHL career. (The Hockey News)

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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