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)
It’s been getting that spotlight since the Columbus Blue Jackets faced off against the Pittsburgh Penguins in a brisk playoff series, though it wouldn’t be surprising if the bad blood stemmed to Dubinsky’s days with New York.
To some, Dubinsky’s cross-check on Crosby will resonate far more than the end result of this game:
The bottom line is that he’ll get the last laugh, at least for now. (In-game, that moment merely drew a minor penalty.)
That’s because Dubinsky set up the overtime game-winner, and the cherry on the top of that spite sundae came with Crosby being on the ice when it happened:
They’re not just rubbing the Penguins the wrong way.
Cheap shot on a superstar, a little uncalled goalie interference and presto – Blue Jackets win!
The Buffalo Sabres probably deserved better during at least some chunks of their six-game skid, yet Jack Eichel swooped in on Friday to remind fans that there’s a light shining at the end of the tunnel.
You can watch his goal from tonight’s eventual 4-1 win against the Carolina Hurricanes in the video above.
That’s not necessarily the absolute height of his on-ice magic, yet it clearly gave his team a lift:
Coach Bylsma: Feel like after Jack's goal, the game changed for us. #gamechanger