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PHT Morning Skate: Brassard opens up; Duchene uncertain

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. • Goodbye, dead-puck era. (FiveThirtyEight) • Things didn’t go so well for Derick Brassard in Pittsburgh. Now that he’s been traded, he opens up about those challenges. (Post-Gazette) • Despite talks going well, Matt Duchene appears unsure about what he wants. (Ottawa Citizen) • David Poile went out and grabbed some depth on Wednesday, but don’t bet on him being done adding other pieces. (Tennessean) • Alex Ovechkin‘s parent’s salute their son, Russia’s most productive NHLer. (NHL.com) • 2019 IIHF hall of fame inductees include two of the best names to ever gr ...