PHT Morning Skate: Pastrnak is a rink rat; Pay cuts in NHL office

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• The NHL has temporarily cut their office employees’ pay. (ESPN)

• The Montreal Canadiens are also temporarily laying off some of their employees. (

• If there’s NHL games played in the summer, ice makers will face a difficult task. (TSN)

• How hockey fans are getting through this hockey hiatus. (Flo Hockey)

• The catfish at Bridgestone Arena are also going back home during this pause. (

• Hayley Wickenheiser admitted that this Covid-19 crisis is bigger than the Olympics. (National Post)

• Here’s how Keith Jones is staying busy with no live hockey to analyze. (NBC Sports Philadelphia)

• A three-sport athlete has invented a hockey stick taping machine. (Grand Forks Herald)

Bruce Cassidy tells a story about how David Pastrnak is a rink rat. (WEEI)

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