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.
• Canucks GM Jim Benning on his struggling team: “This is wearing on all of us, from ownership through the management team to the coaching staff to the players. We’re a fragile team right now.” [TSN]
• Blackhawks interim GM Kyle Davidson on his background, the team’s start under Derek King, and more. [NBC Sports Chicago]
• An Islanders bar that had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic is getting a second life inside the team’s new UBS Arena. [Grubstreet]
• It’s always fun to see the rookie cards of the current crop of NHL head coaches. Alain Vigneault’s is wonderful. [Puck Junk]
• Troy Brouwer has announced his retirement after 14 NHL seasons with the Blackhawks, Capitals, Blues, Flames, and Panthers. [Blues]
• Some fantasy hockey nuggets to help your team this week. [NBC Sports Edge]
• The Kraken have been using positive thinking to help them get through a sluggish start. [Seattle Times]