PHT Morning Skate: Caufield’s struggles; NHL’s ice man retiring

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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.

• A look at what’s gone wrong early on for Cole Caufield and the Canadiens. [Daily Faceoff]

• The NHL’s ice man, Dan Craig, is retiring. []

Robin Lehner on what comes next in the wake of the Blackhawks scandal: “At the end of the day, people need to be held accountable that knew.… It’s part of healing, you know, getting some justice. And that’s what we all want.” [Sportsnet]

• The Maple Leafs and Jack Campbell have reportedly begun contract extension talks. [TSN]

• Another day, another Shark added to COVID-19 protocol. Add Timo Meier to the list. [Fear the Fin]

Kevin Fiala understands he has to turn around his sluggish start to the season for the Wild. [Hockey Wilderness]

• It’s time for the Devils to give Alexander Holtz an extended run at the NHL level. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Why November looks to be a big month for the Avalanche. [Mile High Hockey]

Derick Brassard has been producing for the Flyers, but how sustainable is his impact? [Broad Street Hockey]


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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