Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.
• Looking at how spending during two weeks of 2021 NHL free agency compares to previous offseasons. [Sound of Hockey]
• The Blackhawks announced on Tuesday that radio analyst Troy Murray has been diagnosed with cancer. [Second City Hockey]
• Longtime Penguins radio and TV voice Mike Lange is retiring after 46 years. [PHT]
• If the NHL goes to the Beijing Olympics, Jon Cooper will lead Canada’s coaching staff. [PHT]
• How the AHL’s new playoff format could help with the NHL’s regular season. [Sin Bin Vegas]
• Can the Jets make a run at the Central Division title next season? [Jets Nation]