PHT Morning Skate: Kane, Reaves trade barbs; Caps to trade someone?

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• After career-year, Stanley Cup win, Ivan Barbashev re-ups with Blues. (

• The Toronto Maple Leafs should let Mitch Marner sit for the season. (The Hockey Writers)

• NHL’s decision could pave the way for labor peace until 2025. (The Hockey News)

• Blood, sweat, tears and cash: NHL’s Seattle arrival should raise interest in youth hockey — for those who can afford it. (Seattle Times)

• Bob Plager takes Stanley Cup to brother’s final resting place. (

Dante Fabbro ready to be the next great young Predators defenceman. (Sportsnet)

• Capitals GM believes the team will likely have to move someone before the season begins. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

Patrick Kane to have jersey retired by the London Knights for 145-point season. (NBC Sports Chicago)

Evander Kane and Ryan Reaves trading barbs again. (The Score)

• Don’t be fooled, September hockey is significant. (Bleedin’ Blue)

• Arizona Coyotes look to esports to widen fan reach. (Phoenix Business Journal)

• Sharks’ Evander Kane addresses racism in hockey, calls for change. (NBC Sports Bay Area)

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