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.
The Minnesota Wild want to move their AHL team to Iowa next season. They currently play in Houston. (Star Tribune)
Will the Edmonton Oilers have a role for 37-year-old forward Ryan Smyth next season? (Edmonton Journal)
Kenny Agostino, who the Calgary Flames acquired in the Jarome Iginla trade, has decided to stay in Yale for one more season. He’s finishing his degree in political science. (Calgary Sun)
Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Douglas Murray ended the longest active goalless slump in the league on Wednesday. He went 146 games without a goal. (NHL.com via Twitter)
Former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff spoke out after it was revealed that he will be the bench boss for Team Canada in the upcoming World Championships. (Calgary Sun)
Alex Ovechkin is doing so well right now that even his soccer skills seem top notch. (CSN Washington)
Nashville Predators goaltender Pekka Rinne has had consistency troubles this season and the condensed schedule might be part of the cause. (The Tennessean)
Edmonton Oilers captain Shawn Horcoff stood up for team president Kevin Lowe after his comments about there being two types of Oilers’ fans. Lowe apologized for his statement. “I didn’t see his apology, but I can assure you, having known Kevin for 15 years now, that nothing means more to him than this organization and the fans that are involved,” Horcoff said. (Edmonton Sun)
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