Ian Laperriere

PHT Morning Skate: Ian Laperriere’s tough enough for a marathon


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.

One might joke that Ian “Lappy” Laperriere ran many laps in order to train for the Philadelphia marathon. Don’t do that, though. (CSNPhilly.com)

Jeff Angus passes along 10 nutrition tips for hockey players and fans. (Angus Certified)

You think NHL coaches have little job security? KHL team Atlant is already on their third coach of the season. (KHL Web site)

Here’s a story to watch for the 2013 NHL Draft: can scouts overlook Taylor Cammarata’s tiny frame thanks to his impressive skills? (NHL.com)

Nazem Kadri’s been on a hot streak after he was benched. (TSN)

How Derek Sanderson overcame his demons. (CSNNE.com)

Pat LaFontaine’s line made magic in 1992-93. (NHL.com)

It was a special season for many Toronto Maple Leafs, too. (Pension Plan Puppets)

Which goalies are thriving in the AHL? (Rotoworld)

Kings, NHLPA announce settlement in Richards grievance

Los Angeles Kings v New York Rangers

The Los Angeles Kings announced today that they have “reached an agreement with Mike Richards to resolve the grievance filed in relation to the termination of his NHL Standard Players Contract. The terms are agreeable to all parties.”

The club said that it will not be commenting further “on the terms” of the settlement.

The NHLPA released a similar statement.

It was reported earlier in the week that a settlement was close to being reached; however, it wasn’t clear what salary-cap penalties the Kings would incur.

We’re starting to find out some details now:

How the final numbers differ from what the Kings would have incurred if they’d bought Richards out will be interesting to see. And if there are differences, how will they be justified?

Stay tuned.

Report: Ex-NHLer Aaron Ward arrested for ‘assault on a female’ (Updated)

Brad May, Kevin Hodson, Jiri Fischer, Aaron Ward

Aaron Ward, a 16-year NHL veteran that appeared in over 800 career games, has been arrested for “assault on a female,” per WNCN.

Ward was arrested on Friday in Cary, North Carolina and also charged with interfering with emergency communication, according to the report.

Currently working as an analyst for TSN, Ward spent five years of his career in Carolina, helping the ‘Canes capture the Stanley Cup in 2006.

Update: Per WRAL, Ward’s wife called 9-1-1 after the two had a confrontation around 1 p.m. ET. Police confirmed Ward was arrested at his home in Cary.

According to the warrant for his arrest, he took away his wife’s phone.

Because of the nature of his charges, Ward will spend a mandatory 48 hours in the Wake County jail. Anyone arrested on a domestic violence charge is held for 48 hours before bail is set.

And here’s a statement from TSN: