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 Detroit Red Wings’ search for a defenseman might be on hold until more progress is made towards a new CBA. (Detroit News)
Speaking of the labor negotiations, Mike Mottau might need to wait until it’s sorted out before he’ll be able to find an NHL team interested in inking him. (CSNNE.com
Jeff Skinner’s newly signed six-year, $34,350,000 contract extension might impact Taylor Hall and Jordan Eberle’s negotiations. Both are scheduled to become restricted free agents in the summer of 2013. (Edmonton Journal)
Colin Wilson thinks he’ll be more consistent in 2012-13. Later in the article, it’s mentioned that Predators coach Barry Trotz has been in contact with Shane Doan and knows “Nashville is on his short list” if things don’t work out with Phoenix. (The Tennessean)
Florida Panthers prospect Nick Bjugstad plans to spend the 2012-13 season with the University of Minnesota. (NHL.com)
While the New York Knicks and Rangers aren’t playing, the suites in Madison Square Garden are being rebuilt. (New York Newsday)