PHT Morning Skate: Why Seattle should focus on NHL; Faulk’s future with Canes

Sean Leahy
NBC Sports

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.

• “It’s time to set aside NBA and concentrate on Seattle NHL fans who have paid deposits” [Seattle Times]

• The Jeff Skinner return could have an impact on the Montreal Canadiens’ trade talks with Max Pacioretty. [The Hockey News]

• Does Justin Faulk have a future in Carolina? [News and Observer]

• Is it still a “win now” mode for the Hurricanes? [Canes Edge]

• Reid Cashman and Scott Arniel join the Washington Capitals as assistant coaches on Todd Reirden’s staff. [Capitals]

• How previous Stanley Cup champions have done with their roster turnover. [Nova Caps Fan]

• How the New Jersey Devils can use cap space to their advantage in 2019. [NJ.com]

• It’ll be Canada vs. Russia on New Year’s Eve at the 2019 World Junior Championship. [IIHF]

• What kind of contract should the New York Islanders offer Anders Lee? [NY Isles Blog]

• Should the NHL bring back neutral site regular season games? [The Game Nashville]

•On Ryan Donato’s importance to the Boston Bruins’ lineup. [WEEI]

• Shaun Weiss, better known as Goldberg the Goalie, was arrested for public intoxication over the weekend. [TMZ]

• Craig Cunningham’s brother is biking 1,600 miles from Canada to Tucson, Arizona to promote heart health. [ABC 15]

• Who’s left on the UFA market that could make for a good PTO option for the Edmonton Oilers? [The Oilers Rig]

• Why it’s time for a new Florida Panthers captain. [The Rat Trick]

• Some interesting ideas for a Vegas Golden Knights third jersey. [Knights on Ice]

• A look at Brendan Gallagher’s 2017-18 season. [Habs Eyes on the Prize]

• What areas of does Tyson Jost have to improve for the Colorado Avalanche? [Mile High Sticking]

• Why Dan Hamhuis’ return to Nashville is a great fit for the Predators. [Predlines]

• Finally, here are the top 10 plays from the 2017-18 season.

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