PHT Morning Skate: Matthews’ disorderly conduct charge; What’s next in CBA negotiations?

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Auston Matthews is facing disorderly conduct charge in Arizona. (TSN)

Taylor Hall and the Devils continue to discuss the possibility of a contract extension. (

• All the recent RFA signings should help the Jets and Patrik Laine figure out a new contract. (Winnipeg Free Press)

Sidney Crosby tries to explain his version of load management. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)

• The Oilers are relieved to see Connor McDavid back in the lineup. (Edmonton Journal)

• What’s next when it comes to CBA discussions between the NHL and NHLPA? (Featurd)

• The fact that the NHLPA decided not to terminate the current CBA early is kind of miraculous. (Seattle Times)

• Find out what Gritty did during his birthday bash! (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

• The Golden Knights’ preseason TV ratings are ridiculously high. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• Who is the best passer in the NHL? Andrew Berkshire analyzes the date for Sportsnet. (Sportsnet)

• What does the addition of Justin Faulk mean for the St. Louis Blues? (Bleedin’ Blue)

• Here’s why the Carolina Hurricanes could win the Stanley Cup in 2019-20. (Cardiac Cane)

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