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.
Brandon Bollig was never drafted by an NHL team. Despite that, he made his NHL debut last season with the Chicago Blackhawks. To celebrate that accomplishment, his father framed his first NHL jersey, which you can see to your right. (CSN Chicago with the picture courtesy of Bollig’s Twitter account.)
The CBA negotiations have already covered a variety of issues, but one popular subject has yet to come up: The possibility of the NHL participating in the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Ian Mendes)
Binghamton Senators coach Luke Richardson wants young AHL players to know that “someone’s always watching,” especially during the NHL lockout. (Ottawa Citizen)
Mark Howe, Chris Chelios, and Mike Modano are candidates to enter the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. (RedWings.nhl.com)
Bruins prospects Jared Knight and Ryan Spooner are getting ready to make the jump to the AHL Providence Bruins. (CSNNE)
Dustin Byfuglien said his weight “doesn’t matter, as long as I’m able to move and go.” (Sportsnet)