PHT Morning Skate: Reactions to Ekholm, Pulock signings

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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.

• Immediate reaction to Nashville’s contract extension for veteran defenseman Mattias Ekholm. [On The Forecheck]

• Another look at his contract in Nashville. [The Athletic]

• Islanders reportedly extend Ryan Pulock, lockdown underrated defense pair. [ProHockeyTalk]

• Could this be John Gibson’s last season with the Anaheim Ducks? [The Hockey News]

• William Nylander’s maturity on display in Toronto Maple Leafs opening night win. [Sportsnet]

• There is a youth movement on the horizon in Washington D.C. [Japers’ Rink]

• The Philadelphia Flyers claimed forward Zack MacEwan off waivers from the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. [Philadelphia Flyers]

• Taking a look at 22 predictions for the 2021-22 NHL season. [The Score]

• Bowen Byram, the next of Colorado’s outstanding young defenders, scored his first NHL goal in that game. Here it is.

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Adam Gretz is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at phtblog@nbcsports.com or follow him on Twitter @AGretz.

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