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.
Darryl Sutter had his turn with the Stanley Cup over the weekend and brought it “to the farm.” It wasn’t the Cup’s first trip there, but it’s the first time that Darryl has been able to deliver it. (Calgary Herald)
Corey Crawford isn’t dwelling on Chicago’s reported interest in Martin Brodeur before the future Hall of Fame goaltender re-signed with the New Jersey Devils. He’s more focused on getting ready for the 2012-13 campaign after his disappointing performance last season. (CSN Chicago)
Predators GM David Poile and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has talked “just once” since Weber agreed to an offer sheet with Philadelphia. (Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News)
Could part of the reason that Daniel Alfredsson is being non-committal about his future be related to the CBA uncertainty? (Ottawa Sun)
Marian Hossa spoke out about the aftermath of his concussion. Sidney Crosby reached out to him and offered some advice. (Chicago Tribune)
Tomas Jurco is likely to sign an entry-level contract with Detroit when the Slovak Ice Hockey Federation and International Ice Hockey Federation reach a transfer agreement. (Detroit Free Press)
Here’s an understatement: things haven’t gone very well for Dougie Hamilton early in his first season with the Calgary Flames.
(It must feel like the opposite of Tyler Seguin in Dallas for Boston Bruins fans, but feel free to disagree in the comments.)
You could look at Hamilton’s meager offensive stats and break down his disappointing work through a very of “fancy” and traditional metrics …
… Or you could just fire up a projector and show this own-goal on a loop.
It remains to be seen if the Ottawa Senators can avoid losing against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight, but either way, it’s been a costly night.
The Senators saw two forwards leave the game with injuries, as Milan Michalek and Mika Zibanejad were banged up on Tuesday.
Michalek may have gotten hurt blocking a shot while a Radko Gudas hit on Zibanejad left the Senators forward with an upper-body injury.
Gudas may get a call from the league for his infractions.
In hockey terms, Patrick Kane was like a star basketball player left alone for an almost strange amount of time to score. Sometimes you miss that opportunity out of the sheer shock of getting that much time and space.
Devan Dubnyk wasn’t so lucky, however, as Kane beat him to score a 1-1 goal.
You can watch the whole sequence in the video above, including an absolutely fantastic play by Duncan Keith.
With that tally, Kane’s scoring streak is now at 20 games, leaving him one game behind Bobby Hull’s Chicago Blackhawks record.
PHT discusses Kane’s streak and his place among the all-time great runs in the clip below.
Sometimes, the Nashville Predators were unlucky in November. Sometimes they were just bad.
Either way, they’re likely glad to step into December, and they’ve already gotten a big bounce. Watch how close this near-goal was into crossing the red line before Pekka Rinne barely stopped it with a well-placed goalie stick.
You can also see it up close via this GIF:
Here’s the NHL Situation Room Blog explanation for it remaining a no-goal:
At 13:06 of the first period in the Coyotes/Predators game, the Situation Room initiated a video review to further examine a play from 11:57. Video review confirmed the call on the ice that the puck did not cross the Nashville goal line. No goal Coyotes.