PHT Morning Skate: Palat’s impact; Avs’ speed with MacKinnon

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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.

• Another series, another moment that Ondrej Palat has stepped up to make an impact for the Lightning. []

• If you’re talking about Colorado’s speed you have to begin with one, Nathan MacKinnon. [TSN]

Anthony Cirelli, Brandon Hagel and Alex Killorn have formed a shutdown line that has frustrated opponents all postseason long. [ESPN]

• Why those “soft” goals against Andrei Vasilevskiy in Game 1 weren’t actually soft at all. [Daily Faceoff]

• Looking back at how Joe Sakic stole Devon Toews from the Islanders. [Sportsnet]

• The NHL announced on Thursday that the 2022-23 salary cap ceiling will be $82.5 million and the floor $61 million. [PHT]

[Stanley Cup Playoffs 2022 schedule, TV info]

• Would the domino effect of a possible Alex DeBrincat trade lead to Patrick Kane deciding he wants to move on from the Blackhawks? [NBC Sports Chicago]

• Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam will reportedly buy the Predators in the neighborhood of $680 million. [NewsChannel5]

• A pending unrestricted free agent, where might P.K. Subban wind up next season? []

• How things went for the Sabres this past season and where they should go. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Would James Reimer going back to Toronto make sense for the Maple Leafs? [The Leafs Nation]


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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