PHT Morning Skate: ‘New day’ for Islanders; Staal’s impact for Canadiens

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• After an 8-0 defeat, the Islanders woke up Wednesday and it was a new day. Time to reset with the season on the line. [NY Post]

• Lou Lamoriello was voted as the 2020-21 NHL GM of the Year by his fellow general managers. [PHT]

• The Lightning know they’ll get a much better Islanders team in Game 6. [Tampa Bay Times]

• “These last six periods simply haven’t been good enough, and [Vegas has] got six more periods to get it right.” [Sin Bin Vegas]

• Why Eric Staal has been so effective for the Canadiens this season. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• Rest in Peace to Sabres legend, Rene Robert. [PHT]

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• Looking back at the Jakub VranaAnthony Mantha trade and asking if it was the right move for the Capitals. [Washington Hockey Now]

Stephen Johns on his cross-country rollerblading trip to raise awareness for mental health. [The Hockey News]

• Owen Power and Matt Beniers are the likely 1-2 in the NHL Draft. Who comes after the Michigan duo? [NBC Sports Edge]

Jordan Greenway could be an attractive target for the Seattle Kraken. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Hopping in the time machine and having a do-over for the 1991 NHL Draft. [Puck Junk]

• Now retired, former NHLer Chris Stewart is helping grow the game of hockey in Jamaica. []


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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