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.
As the NHL and NBA schedules currently stand, the Florida Panthers and Miami Heat will be playing at home on the same night a total of nine times next season. (Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel)
Nassau County is searching for developers for the Nassau Coliseum site. However, some builders are concerned about the project’s potential profitability, especially seeing as they don’t know what New York Islanders owner Charles Wang’s intentions are. (New York Newsday)
The start of Steve Moore’s lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi, Marc Crawford, and the Vancouver Canucks has been pushed back from Sept. 24 to Jan. 28, 2013. The delay was requested by the defense. (Denver Post)
The Washington Capitals’ AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears, have signed goaltender Sergey Kostenko to a contract for the 2012-13 campaign. Kostenko was taken by Washington in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. (Capitals.nhl.com)
Rick DiPietro has been healthy enough this summer to host a goaltending camp for young players. He’s also taking part in the CBA negotiations. (New York Newsday)
The NHL and players’ union will continue their CBA negotiations on Monday. (Renaud P Lavoie)
South Carolina Stingrays will serve as the Boston Bruins’ ECHL affiliate in 2012-13. (Boston Globe)
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