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.
Sergei Gonchar reportedly has an offer from KHL Metallurg Magnitogorsk to play with them in the event of a lockout. His former teammate Evgeni Malkin might end up with the same squad. (Ottawa Citizen)
The Anaheim Ducks have provided ticket holders with their policies in the event of a lockout. Among other things, they’ll pay 5% annual interest for any ticket payments that have been left with the Ducks. (Orange County Register)
If you’re a Carolina Hurricanes fan, then you might be interested to know that Chantel McCabe will be a new sideline reporter and host on Fox Sports Carolinas. (Raleigh News & Observer)
Cam Charron an issues with Jordan Eberle’s six-year/$36 million contract extension from the Edmonton Oilers’ perspective. (The Score)
George Stroumboulopoulos and Rosie MacLennan coached teams for the BioSteel Cup as NHLers got ready for the start of training camp. Sportsnet conducted a lighthearted report on it, which you can watch here:
The Dallas Stars and ECHL Idaho Steelheads have agreed to extended their affiliation through the 2012-13 campaign. (Stars.nhl.com)
“Nope,” Dubinsky said. “You know, I’ve played the same way my whole career and I’m not going to change. The next time I have an opportunity to play (Crosby), I’m going to play him hard.”
In case you’re wondering, that next opportunity comes on Dec. 21 in Pittsburgh, assuming that both players are healthy and not suspended.
One can understand Dubinsky’s perspective, although such honesty would be that much more interesting if there’s another incident with Crosby. His initial reaction to the hit was interestingly candid, admitting that his “stick rode up” on his adversary.
Would that stance – which, from a harsher view, might seem flippant to Dubinsky’s critics – open the door for a bigger future bit of a discipline?
Maybe, maybe not … but at least his comments aren’t as inflammatory as what John Tortorella said (at least on the record).
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