Morning Skate: Is Chara one of 20 best captains in NHL history?


Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while fully satisfied with the twist and the eventual end result for this season’s installment of Survivor. 
-- Interesting discussion on the NHL Network about the top-25 NHL captains of all time, and it includes Zdeno Chara cracking the top 20. He’s steered the Bruins to almost 10 playoff appearances, two Cup Finals appearances and the Stanley Cup in 2011 along with a handful of Norris Trophy finalist honors as well. I hadn’t really thought about Chara’s place among the all-time captains, but he’s been a very good one in Boston.  
-- The Vegas Golden Knights keep on winning, and keep on making believers along the way. 
-- An interesting piece about Dallas Stars head coach Ken Hitchcock and the never-ending learning process being a bench boss in the NHL. 
-- Former NHLer Joey Mullen gives his thoughts on a strong NHL rookie class, including 19-year-old Bruins D-man Charlie McAvoy
-- The New York Islanders are headed back to greater Long Island, and NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the fans owe a debt of gratitude to former owner Charles Wang.

-- The Philadelphia Flyers have won seven of eight games after being left for dead when they lost 10 games in a row, and now they’re again pushing for the postseason. 
-- For something completely different: Interesting take on the state of sports journalism, and the recession of objective journalists as it turns into more of a fan/rooting-based industry. 

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