PHT Morning Skate: Wilson on Sharks’ future; Miller helping charity

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• Sharks GM Doug Wilson on Bob Boughner’s future, issues with his team, and the future. [NBC Bay Area]

• Why a 22-team format would work better for the NHL. [Jets Nation]

• Vancouver is among the potential cities that could serve as an NHL hub for the restart. But, according to health officials, British Columbia won’t bend the rules for NHL players. [CTV News]

• That could force the Canucks to hold their training camp in Washington state. [CTV]

• “In no way, shape or form should our federal government do anything “special” to relax border restrictions on Canadians coming back to the country or others trying to enter Canada simply to appease hockey fans who won’t be able to go see the games anyway.” [Toronto Star]

• How the Devils are preparing for the unique NHL Draft lottery. []

• The Penguins-Flyers five OT playoff game from 2000 will be featured as part of an NBC Sports RSN podcast anthology series: “Sports Uncovered,” which will be released June 25. [NBC Sports]

• It’s look like Sabres Lawrence Pilut is about to leave for the KHL. [Buffalo Hockey Beat]

Ryan Miller is making charity a priority during his downtime by auctioning off game-worn gear. [OC Register]

Adam Pelech (Achilles) and Casey Cizikas (leg laceration) will be ready to go the Islanders in their matchup against the Panthers. [Islanders Insight]

• Could a salary cap squeeze end Jaden Schwartz‘s time in St. Louis? [St. Louis Gametime]

• Lias Andersson could be loaned to Sweden’s HV71 for the 2020-21 season. [Blueshirt Banter]

• Craig MacTavish has been named head coach of Swiss side Lausanne HC. Former NHL defenseman Petr Svoboda is one of the club’s new investors as well as the Director of Hockey Ops. [Swiss Hockey News]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy.

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