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PHT Morning Skate: Players cope with changes; Jonas Hiller retires

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com.

• A detailed, honestly a bit depressing look at how the cancellation of the ECHL season affects a player. Eric Engels captures the impact for Terrence Wallin, 27-year-old member of the Maine Mariners. (Sportsnet)

• Meanwhile, John Matisz dives into how European hockey pro players are dealing with the isolation and disruption caused by the coronavirus-related cancellations/delays. (The Score)

• The Anaheim Ducks paid ode to Jonas Hiller, who decided to retire at age 38. Hiller played seven of his nine NHL seasons with Anaheim, winning 162 games while generating a .916 save percentage during his time with the Ducks. After spending two bumpy seasons with the Flames, Hiller played in the Swiss League from 2016-17 through this season. Not a bad run, Jonas Hiller. (Anaheim Ducks)

• Gene therapy provides Flames assistant GM Chris Snow hope in his battle with ALS. (NHL.com)

• What if the NHL season wasn’t “paused?” Dom Luszczyszyn provides his day-by-day “What if?” look here. (The Athletic [sub required])

• Canucks public address announcer Al Murdoch decided to call “goals” for fans on TikTok. (Vancouver is Awesome/Murdoch’s TikTok)

• The Rangers confirmed the K’Andre Miller signing. Blueshirt Banter points out a key that it’s set to begin in 2020-21. (Blueshirt Banter)

• Indispensable advanced stats site Evolving Hockey rolled out a player comparison tool recently, and took some requests in a Twitter thread that might cure a few minutes of boredom for you. (Evolving Hockey Twitter thread)

• Why AHL (Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins) coach Mike Vellucci could be ready to coach in the NHL. (Sportsnet)

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.

PHT Morning Skate: Biggest questions for NHL during coronavirus pause

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Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.com.

• Elliotte Friedman goes into great detail exploring the biggest questions the NHL is facing regarding the coronavirus, and suspension of its season. What would it take to resume play, and how might that look? Also, what about the salary cap, and the 2020-21 season? These questions need answers, and they haven’t been provided yet, but Friedman provides insight on the biggest questions the NHL faces. (Sportsnet)

• NHLers will be paid their final three checks, even though the season has been suspended (or “paused”). This decision is more complicated than it may seem at first. (ESPN)

• An “FAQ” about the pause for the coronavirus, via the league’s website. (NHL)

• Senators fans might agonize over how the NHL handles the draft lottery. (Sportsnet)

• Tuesday could be big as far as IIHF decisionmakers possibly canceling the 2020 World Championships. (Swiss Hockey News.ch)

• Remembering “Bad” Joe Hall, who died during the outbreak of the Spanish Flu. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

• K’Andre Miller reportedly signed an entry-level contract with the Rangers. The Rangers drafted Miller 22nd overall in 2018. Miller, 20, spent the past two seasons with the University of Wisconsin. (Wisconsin State Journal)

• Speaking of NCAA Hockey, Michigan ranks as just one hockey team struggling to comprehend a season screeching to a halt. Michigan coach Mel Pearson said that telling players was “the hardest day I’ve ever had to address a team that the season is over.” (The Detroit News)

• An abstract idea for No. 1-ranked North Dakota to recognize the 2019-20 season. (Grand Forks Herald)

James O’Brien is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @cyclelikesedins.