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.
Deadspin passes along a Reddit forum with AHL equipment manager Brad “Dogg” Thompson, who praises a wonderfully named product called “Beek’s Reek Out.” Who’s behind it? Pat Verbeek, of course. (Reddit thread via Deadspin)
Manny Malhotra plans on marching in a 2012 pride parade on Sunday. (The Canadian Press)
Danny Cleary (pictured) said he expects CBA talks to heat up in August. (USA Today)
Adam Proteau’s fairy tale-inspired take on the NHLPA and the owners’ negotiations. (Adam Proteau)
The Dallas Morning News ranks Ed Belfour as the fifth best Dallas Stars player of all-time. My guess is that his FUBU jersey backs up Mike Modano, Sergei Zubov and Brenden Morrow at No. 4. (Dallas Morning News)
Fear the Fin gauges which Pacific Division teams “won” and “lost” in free agency this summer. (Fear the Fin)
This Shane Doan/Carmen Sandiego Photoshop is fabulous. (Puck Daddy)