PHT Morning Skate: Fleury excelling; Vezina Trophy favorites

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• Really good read on Marc-Andre Fleury excelling this season after a painful loss. [ESPN]

Andrei Vasilevskiy, Semyon Varlamov, and Fleury are a few of your 2020-21 Vezina candidates at the moment. [NBC Sports Edge]

Vitali Kravtsov is coming. What should the Rangers expect from the young Russian forward? [Blue Seat Blogs]

• After 18 straight defeats, which players should the Sabres target in the top three of this summer’s NHL Draft? [Die by the Blade]

• Motivation is needed if these Blues are going to have a shot at making the Stanley Cup Playoffs. [Post-Dispatch]

• After some time off, the Canadiens now finish the season with 25 games in 43 days. [Sportsnet]

• How challenging will the upcoming trade deadline be for Jim Benning? The Canucks have more no-move/no-trade clauses than any other team in the NHL. [Pass it to Bulis]

Alex Galchenyuk received a bit of an offseason hand from teammate Auston Matthews. [The Hockey News]

• Taking a look at the Rick Nash/Rangers trade tree and how it’s helping New York today. [Featurd]

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

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