PHT Morning Skate: Pavelski showing worth to Stars; Can Pens land Taylor Hall?

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com.

• ESPN asked 50 anonymous NHL players questions like: “Would you feel comfortable appearing in a national ad campaign?” Some answers may surprise you. (ESPN)

• Here’s why the Wild are in really big trouble. (Hockey Wilderness)

• How important is leadership in hockey? (Defending Big D)

• Things haven’t gone smoothly in Dallas for Joe Pavelski, but he’s finally starting to show his worth. (Dallas Morning News)

• Who is a better option for the Oilers between the pipes, Mike Smith or Mikko Koskinen? (Oilers Nation)

• The story of how a pick and a stick pushed LA Kings legend Dave Taylor. (Frozen Royalty)

• The Golden Knights have had their struggles with overtime. (Sinbin.Vegas)

Ryan Getzlaf is adjusting to life with new head coach Dallas Eakins. (Anaheim Calling)

Jonathan Toews is starting to get back on track after a rocky start to the season. (Chicago Tribune)

• Swedish goalie Linus Ullmark wants to make sure the Buffalo Sabres’ weekend trip through Stockholm is a memorable one. (Buffalo Hockey Beat)

• Should the Penguins be dreaming about landing Taylor Hall? (Pensburgh)

• Lightning fans have been frustrated by an under-achieving team so far this season. (Raw Charge)

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