PHT Morning Skate: Analytics All-Stars; David Stern’s impact on NHL

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• Dale Weise talks about what it’s like to be an NHL veteran in the minors leagues. (Montreal Gazette)

• Former NBA Commissioner David Stern had a big impact on the NHL. (The Hockey News)

• Travis Yost breaks down the analytics all-stars for

Brad Marchand should’ve been selected as an all-star over Patrice Bergeron. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)

Pavel Zacha‘s level on inconsistency has been frustrating for the New Jersey Devils. (All About the Jersey)

• There’s a big difference between the goaltending the Flyers get at home compared to on the road. (Broad Street Hockey)

Jonathan Huberdeau isn’t just an All-Star, he’s become a superstar. (Rat Trick)

Nathan MacKinnon is on pace to have another career year. (Mile High Sticking)

• Here’s a list of 10 things the St. Louis Blues should be thankful for. (St. Louis Game-Time)

• The Michael Frolik trade will finally give the Flames a little salary cap flexibility. (Flames Nation)

• Sinbin.Vegas compares current and former seasons by Golden Knights rookies. (Sinbin.Vegas)

• The NHL announced that the Wild would host the next Winter Classic, but who should they go up against? (Hockey Wilderness)

• Team USA won gold at the U-18 Women’s World Hockey Championship. (USA Hockey)

• There’s a Gritty butter sculpture and it’s glorious. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

• NHL players look back at their experience at the World Junior Hockey Championship. (Sporting News)

• Gus Katsaros breaks down five players he thinks will regress in the second half of the season. (Rotoworld)

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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