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.
Martin St. Louis wore a visor for the first time in his NHL career on Thursday night, but that’s not the big news. Sadly, the Tampa Bay Lightning believe the blurred vision he’s experiencing in his left eye might just be permanent. (St. Petersburg Times.)
Pierre LeBrun provides a collection of possibilities if the old trading cat is out of the bag. (ESPN)
Interesting stuff from The Contrarian Goaltender: how both team and individual effort might have affected Grant Fuhr’s stats in the Edmonton Oilers’ heyday. (Brodeur is a Fraud)
The Calgary Flames react to the addition/return of Michael Cammalleri and the loss of Rene Bourque. (Calgary Herald)
The Pittsburgh Penguins are falling fast and are far from healthy. With six goals scored during their six-game losing streak, the burden to close the door falls to Marc-Andre Fleury. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
On pace for a career-low 18 goals, Patrick Kane hopes to regain that “elusive scoring magic.” (Chicago Tribune)
Joe Haggerty wonders if the Bruins-Canadiens rivalry has lost “its snap,, crackle and pop.” Hopefully you already had breakfast this morning. (CSNNE.com)
Looking at what life might look like for the Anaheim Ducks once the sad day comes when Teemu Selanne decides to retire. (OC Register)
Mike Heika reports that there’s some concern that a suspension might follow Brenden Morrow’s hit on Anze Kopitar. (Dallas Morning News)
Ken Hitchcock was pleased with what he saw on Thursday even though the Vancouver Canucks beat the St. Louis Blues in overtime last night. (Jeremy Rutherford)
Jason Arnott scored both of the Blues’ goals, including this odd tally against Roberto Luongo & Co.