PHT Morning Skate: Nervous about Marner; Tortorella under microscope

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• The Canucks want to get RFA Brock Boeser signed before the start of training camp. (Vancouver Sun)

• Should the Maple Leafs be nervous about the way things are trending with Mitch Marner? (Deadspin)

• The Seattle NHL team will get their official name sometime in 2020. looks at how other teams were named. (

• Adding Derick Brassard to their lineup gives the New York Islanders some depth down the middle. (The Sports Daily)

• Jim Benning opted for a little revisionist history when he met the media this week. (Vancourier)

• The Hurricanes want to know if Justin Williams is planning on coming back or not. (News & Observer)

• The “Miracle on Ice” team is coming to Las Vegas on February 22nd. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• There’s plenty of new faces behind the benches around the NHL, but how does each new head coach fit his team. (The Score)

• Here’s a detailed breakdown of the Buffalo Sabres’ new 50th anniversary jerseys. (Hockey by Design)

• Hilary Knight explains why a lot of female hockey players are sitting out the 2019-20 season. (Sports Pro Media)

Henrik Lundqvist supports the Swedish Women’s boycott of the upcoming Five Nations Tournament and training camp. (Blue Shirt Banter)

• The Sharks need to win a Stanley Cup before their core gets too old. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

• John Tortorella will be under the microscope this season. (1st Ohio Battery)

• Take a look at the NHL 20 series’ franchise mode. (Operations Sports)

• ProHockeyTalk’s 2019 NHL free agency tracker
• Your 2019-20 NHL on NBC TV schedule

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