PHT Morning Skate: Hockey in Puerto Rico; No load management for Matthews

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• Team Jamaica is one step closer to qualifying for the Olympics. (

• The Wisconsin Badgers hockey team has a few family connections this season. (Montreal Gazette)

• Here’s a story about how hockey has evolved in Puerto Rico. (The Hockey News)

• How did a home owner and potential buyer finalize a sale price for a house? With a shootout of course. (BNN Bloomberg)

• Sportsnet unveiled the second portion of their top 50 NHL players. (Sportsnet)

• The NHL hasn’t done a great job of marketing its product heading into the 2019-20 season. (Vancourier)

Auston Matthews isn’t interested in load management. He wants to make sure he gets more ice time. (TSN)

• ESPN looks at some of the restricted free agents that might hold out next summer. (ESPN)

Zdeno Chara might not be ready for the Bruins’ regular-season opener. (NBC Sports Boston)

• Check out this breakdown of the Minnesota Wild’s current cap situation. (Hockey Wilderness)

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

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