PHT’s Morning Skate takes a look around the world of hockey to see what’s happening and what we’ll be talking about around the NHL world and beyond.
Is it time for a shake-up in Los Angeles? If so, is it time for a trade a coaching change to get things rolling? (LA Times)
It seems like everyone has an opinion on the Colorado Avalanche’s recent struggles. Apparently, “everyone” includes backup goaltender Jean-Sebastien Giguere. (Denver Post)
Highlight reel goals. Crushing body checks. Big time fights. Any way you cut it, Nick Foligno is becoming a well-rounded weapon for the Senators. (Ottawa Sun)
Zdeno Chara was forced to leave about halfway through the Bruins/Blue Jackets game on Saturday night due to the dreaded “lower body injury.” Boston can’t be excited about the possibility of life without their captain for any extended period of time. (CSN New England)
Do you want to see a Mike Fisher vs. Bobby Ryan mini-fight followed by Carrie Underwood’s reaction? Of course you do! (NY Times)
Not everyone thinks the current realignment proposal is perfect. Preserving divisional rivals is great, but what about those rivalries that have developed within the same conference over the past two decades? (Boston Herald)
The Minnesota Wild were the first team to 40 points. They were the first to 20 wins. Yet still, the players want more. As Head Coach Mike Yeo says, “winners are never satisfied.” (Star Tribune)
Chris Chelios will be inducted to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday. At least he retired in time to be inducted before his 50th birthday. (Buffalo News)
A pair of NHLers are gearing up for Team Canada at this year’s World Junior Championships. Like they’re not strong enough already. (QMI Agency)
Spin-o-ramas are so November. Check out as Ryan Callahan starts a spin move and changes his mind after 180 degrees. Not a bad shorthanded goal from the Rangers captain. (NHL.com)
Despite tough fight, Stars hand Wild their sixth straight loss
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.