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PHT Morning Skate: Stamkos, Tavares no fans of playoff format; Brind’Amour for Jack Adams?

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 would mean the world to the city of Toronto if the Maple Leafs were able to end that long Stanley-Cup drought. (Sports Illustrated) • The Chicago Blackhawks are fighting for their playoff lives (NHL) • John Tavares and Steven Stamkos aren’t fans of the current NHL playoff format. (Toronto Star) • There’s no doubt that Nikita Kucherov deserves to be the Hart Trophy winner in 2018-19. (The Score) • Fatherhood has helped some Canadiens players push through difficult parts of an NHL. (Montreal Gazette) • The Ottawa Senators are terrible, while their AHL affiliate is ...