PHT Morning Skate: NHLPA seeking answers; Markstrom’s red-hot start

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• Rangers union rep Jacob Trouba on the players’ upcoming executive board call: “I think guys want answers. I think players want to know what happened, where the shortcomings were with the PA. Obviously a lot of breakdowns in the situation on a lot of different parts. But what could the PA have done better to prevent [what happened to Beach] from happening?” [NY Post]

Jacob Markstrom is playing the best hockey of his career right now for the Flames. [The Hockey News]

• A decade later, how Rule 48 changed the NHL. [ESPN]

Connor Hellebuyck is doing a lot for the Jets through the first month. Maybe too much. [Jets Nation]

Kasperi Kapanen is struggling to make an impact early on this season for the Penguins. [Pensburgh]

• A deep dive into Shane Wright, who very well might end up as the No. 1 pick in next summer’s NHL Draft. [Sportsnet]

• When will the puck luck start working in the Blackhawks’ favor following their forgettable start? [NBC Sports Chicago]

Auston Matthews, Trevor Zegras, and Taylor Hall are three players whose slow starts won’t last for long. [Daily Faceoff]

• As a new season of the PHF approaches, which milestones could we see reached by players? [The Ice Garden]

Troy Terry, Victor Olofsson, and Craig Anderson are some players who could help your fantasy hockey team this week. [NBC Sports Edge]


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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