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.
Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg, 32, and goaltender Jimmy Howard, 28, reflect on their time with forward Tomas Holmstrom as he gets ready to retire a day before his 40th birthday. (Detroit Free Press)
When Anaheim Ducks forward Teemu Selanne was a rookie, he didn’t think he’d last in the NHL more than a few years, let alone to the age of 42. (Calgary Sun)
Defenseman Shane O’Brien was a healthy scratch in the Colorado Avalanche’s season opener. The 29-year-old is waiting for his chance to prove himself, but the team is carrying eight defensemen, which has created a bit of a logjam. (Denver Post)
New Calgary Flames coach Bob Hartley seems willing to let his players take some risks. (Calgary Sun)
23-year-old forward Drayson Bowman is getting a chance to play alongside 28-year-olds Alexander Semin and Eric Staal on the Carolina Hurricanes’ top line. (The News & Observer)
Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson earned a 31-save shutout against the Florida Panthers on Monday. The 31-year-old spent parts of three seasons with Florida and now has a 8-0-1 record versus his former club. (Ottawa Citizen)
For years the San Jose Sharks have been trying to win a Stanley Cup before their core got too old. Are they already too late? (Edmonton Journal)