PHT Morning Skate: Top selling jerseys; Who will be Hurricanes captain?

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• How can injuries alleviate the Bruins’ cap concerns? Joe Haggerty tells us. (NBC Sports Boston)

• Which NHL superstar sold the most jerseys last season? It wasn’t Alex Ovechkin, who finished second. (Russian Machine Never Breaks)

• The Devils were good on the PK last season, but they didn’t have much success on the power play. (All About the Jersey)

• Broad Street hockey compares the 2018 Flyers roster and the 2019 one. (Broad Street Hockey)

• Now that Justin Williams is taking a break from the NHL, who should wear the ‘C’ in Carolina. (News & Observer)

• Here are some answers to some pressing questions surrounding the Tampa Bay Lightning. (Raw Charge)

• The Maple Leafs need a big season from Tyson Barrie. (Toronto Sun)

• What will the first two lines look like for the New York Rangers this season? (Blue Seat Blogs)

• Blackhawks senior executive director of fan development Annie Camins has helped pave the way for girls hockey. (Chicago Sun-Times)

• Phil Kessell and Rick Toccet will have to park their friendship for now. (

• The pressure is rising in Winnipeg, according to TSN’s Travis Yost. (TSN)

Jacob Trouba and girlfriend Kelly Tyson find ways to balance both of their careers. (ESPN)

Joey Alfieri is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @joeyalfieri.