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.
Here’s a compilation of reactions following the Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signings. (Detroit Free Press)
The Columbus Blue Jackets and Minnesota Wild entered the NHL at the same time. They’re followed very different paths since… (Ottawa Citizen)
Have a problem with the massively front-loaded nature of Parise and Suter’s contracts? They’ve hardly the first of their kind, but with a new CBA on the horizon, they could be among the last. (Buffalo News)
After making his NHL debut last season, prospect Torey Krug is hungry for more. (Boston Globe)
Newly signed Jets backup goaltender Al Montoya says how much ice time he gets doesn’t matter. (Winnipeg Free Press)
The Devils have lost out on Parise, but at least they still have an opportunity to re-sign Petr Sykora. So…that’s something. (The Bergen Record)
While we’re at it, now that the unrestricted free agent market has thinned out, maybe Jesse Winchester will be able to find an employer (Ottawa Sun)
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.