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.
Reports are circulating that Per-Johan Axelsson – aka P.J. Axelsson – is drawing some interest to make an NHL comeback. He still has a year left to burn with Frolunda, though, so he’d have to jump through some hoops or wait until next year. (Matias Stroyzk)
Michigan is keeping legendary college hockey coach “Red” Berenson around. This is normally where I make a joke about Dean Lombardi. (ESPN)
The New Jersey Devils are expected to name their new assistant coaches this week. It won’t be easy to top Adam Oates and Larry Robinson. (NHL.com)
Looking back on one of the most embarrassing goals allowed from Patrick Roy’s incredible career. (Backhand Shelf)
“Nothing imminent” on a deal for T.J. Oshie as he approaches salary arbitration, but Jeremy Rutherford reports that he’s discussing a four-to-six year deal with the St. Louis Blues. (Jeremy Rutherford)
Dustin Penner lands a harsh TBS-related retort on noted Los Angeles Kings agitator Conan O’Brien. (SBN)
Adrian Dater wonders if Matt Duchene’s contract explains why Ryan O’Reilly’s one negotiations are in limbo. (Denver Post)