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PHT Morning Skate: High praise for Caufield; Top bounce-back candidates

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. • Wisconsin head coach Tony Granato had a lot of great things to say about Cole Caufield. (Montreal Gazette) • Is it time for the the Capitals to give Ilya Samsonov some NHL starts? (NBC Sports Washington) • Andrei Vasilevskiy‘s eight-year deal appears to be long, but it’s not that long when you consider his age. (Tampa Bay Times) • Brian Dumoulin is an underrated player for the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pensburgh) • What type of value do some of the Winnipeg Jets’ contracts have? (Jets Nation) • Ron Hextall would be a good fit as GM of the Minnesota Wild. (Hockey Wilde ...