PHT Morning Skate: Goligoski extension, reactions to Hall fine, and referee analysis

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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.

• The Minnesota Wild signed veteran defenseman Alex Goligoski to a two-year contract extension on Wednesday. [Minnesota Wild]

• Reactions from the Minnesota Wild community. [Hockey Wilderness]

• Also a look at what it means for the Wild’s evolving salary cap situation. [PHT]

• Taking a look at the number of penalties and power plays for teams like the Carolina Hurricanes and Colorado Avalanche. What is going on here? [TSN]

• The Ottawa Senators and Quebec City are discussing a joint bid to host the 2023 World Junior Championships. [Sportsnet]

• Some reactions to Taylor Hall only being fined for his punch on Tuesday night. Here from the Toronto side. [Pension Plan Puppets]

• Now from the Boston side of things. [WEEI]

• Taking a look at Alex Ovechkin and load management in the NHL. [Japers’ Rink]

• The Arizona Coyotes are seeking a gambling law change in the state prior to the team’s temporary relocation to the Arizona State University campus. [Associated Press]

• Nashville Predators forward Tanner Jeannot was fined $2,000 for a kneeing incident against Ottawa Senators forward Brady Tkachuk on Tuesday night. [NHL]

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