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.
The growing tradition of “alumni” games will continue at the 2013 Winter Classic in Detroit, which means that Red Wings fans must debate the merits of jeering or cheering Sergei Fedorov. I wasn’t aware this conflict even existed, but George Malik provides both arguments. (Kukla’s Korner)
Cassie McClellan breaks down what a Seattle team would mean to – and where it would fit in – the NHL. (SBN Seattle)
Dallas Stars PA announcer Bill Oellermann’s deep voice will no longer remind fans that there’s one minute remaining in a given period. (Defending Big D)
Raw Charge’s John Fontana asks which Tampa Bay Lightning logo design was the best in the franchise’s 20 years of existence. My favorite one has a lightning bolt in it. (Raw Charge)
If Rey Mysterio Jr. was a huge hockey fan, he’d probably wear one of these beauties. (Puck Daddy)
Six big questions for the Buffalo Sabres next season. (NHL.com)
A look at the altered landscape of the Southeast Division via the Florida Panthers’ Web site. (Florida Panthers)
PHT Morning Skate: Shane Doan takes a (friendly) shot at the Miracle on Ice
The Pittsburgh Penguins ended a long run of playoff overtime struggles on Wednesday … and are now one win away from ending the Washington Capitals’ season.
Many expected the Penguins to crater on defense without Kris Letang (they were 2-8-1 in the regular season without him). While there were shaky moments, Pittsburgh emphasized its speed and other strengths in taking a 3-2 overtime thriller against Washington.
With that, the Penguins’ series lead grows to 3-1.
Trevor Daley, traded to Blackhawks for Sharp & Johns and to #Pens for Scuderi (who was flipped to LA for Ehrhoff) played 28:41 in G4 W.