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.
A fascinating look at how tough it was to identify Ron Hextall’s weaknesses. (NHL History Girl)
Adrian Dater reports that this past weekend’s progress isn’t clear yet because the two sides didn’t get into the “nitty-gritty” yet. (Dater’s Sulia)
Ales Hemsky is playing so well in the Czech Extraliga – he had a hat trick on Sunday – that one cannot help but wonder if he might be able to deliver on his injury-limited promise if NHL play resumes. (Rotoworld)
Paul Bissonnette is becoming (gasp) something of a goal-scorer in the United Kingdom. (Puck Daddy)
Interesting “What if?” scenario: Curtis Joseph implies he might have been willing to play for the Pittsburgh Penguins if Mario Lemieux asked. Instead, he ended up working for the Phoenix Coyotes, who then employed Wayne Gretzky. Interesting. (Prince Albert Daily Herald via Kukla’s Korner)
A critical look at sometimes-polarizing Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs. (Stanley Cup of Chowder)
Chuck D name drops Brendan Shanahan on Twitter. Totally expected. (Chuck D’s Twitter)