PHT Morning Skate: Hobey Baker finalists; superstar Fox

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• Cole Caufield (Canadiens), Shane Pinto (Senators) and Dryden McKay (UFA) are the three finalists for the 2021 Hobey Baker Award. [College Hockey News]

• The Oilers and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins are working towards a five-year extension. [Oilers Nation]

• A Celebration of Life remembering Colby Cave will be held at Rogers Place on April 10, one year after the Oilers winger died of a brain bleed. [Edmonton Journal]

• Ron Hainsey and Sean Bergenheim are joining the NHLPA. “Bergenheim will serve as NHLPA European Affairs Representative, acting in a consulting capacity, while Hainsey will serve as Assistant to the Executive Director for Special Projects and Development Initiatives.” [NHLPA]

Adam Fox: superstar. [The Hockey Writers]

Brendan Lemieux‘s trade request and the Rangers’ desire to free up cap space led to the forward’s move to LA. [NY Post]

• Will the Bruins swing and miss at the NHL trade deadline? [Spector’s Hockey]

• How much better are the Predators with Matt Duchene out of the lineup? [Nashville Post]

• The Blues desperately need their injured players to get healthy to help their playoff push. [Post-Dispatch]

Thatcher Demko‘s extension could go one of two extreme ways for the Canucks. [Sportsnet]

• The Rapid City Rush will be keeping the Teddy Bear Toss legacy alive on Saturday night. [FloHockey]


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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