(L-R) Goalie Martin Brodeur of the New Jersey Devils poses for a photo with his son Anthony Brodeur after Anthony was drafted #208 overall in the seventh round by the Devils during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.
(June 29, 2013 - Source: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images North America)

PHT Morning Skate: Sons of Brodeur, Chelios attend Devils, Wings’ camps


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.

Dean Chelios, the son of Chris Chelios, is taking part in the Detroit Red Wings’ development camp. He’s coming off of a torn left labrum. (Detroit Free Press)

Meanwhile another young player with a famous father, Anthony Brodeur, is attending the New Jersey Devils’ prospects camp. (New Jersey Online)

Tom Wilson has an opportunity to make the Washington Capitals’ opening game roster. However, Capitals coach Adam Oates is worried the 6-foot-4 forward might pick up some bad habits if he ends up back in the OHL because he’ll tower over the competition. (Washington Post)

18-year-old forward Linden Penner wasn’t taken in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, but he went to the Calgary Flames’ camp and netted two goals in their prospects scrimmage to help lead Team Black to a 4-1 victory. (Calgary Sun)

Coach John Anderson has agreed to coach the St. Louis Blues’ affiliate, the Chicago Wolves. You might remember Anderson as the head coach of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2008-09 and 2009-10, but he also spent 2011-13 as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Coyotes. Anderson is returning to his roots with the Wolves and has enjoyed a lot of success with that franchise in the past. (AHL.com)

A list of 10 games to look forward to next season. (Ottawa Citizen)

Bad news for Boedker: Coyotes won’t face Sens again in 2015-16

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Sorry Mikkel Boedker, you won’t get to face the Ottawa Senators again this season.

OK, it could happen if the speedster is traded from the Arizona Coyotes. He could also face the Senators in the unlikely instance that the two teams fight it out in the 2016 Stanley Cup Final.

Beyond those two possibilities, Saturday night was it, and Boedker must have been licking his chops much like an actual coyote.

For the second straight game, Boedker managed a hat trick against the Senators, helping Arizona beat Ottawa 4-3 last night. His third tally stood as the game-winner in a 4-3 victory.

You can watch all three goals in the video above.

It’s oddly fitting that Boedker has three goals this season … against teams not named the Ottawa Senators.

Hey, Tortorella called the Penguins whiners again

John Tortorella

Don’t forget, the Blue Jackets – Penguins rivalry isn’t just about the bitterness between Sidney Crosby and Brandon Dubinsky; John Tortorella can fuel the fire, too.

Torts must not have been happy about the one-game suspension that Dubinsky received for cross-checking Crosby, as he channeled his vintage self in essentially calling the Penguins a bunch of whiners.

You can see from this glorious Sportsnet video, Tortorella said: “Pittsburgh whines enough for the whole league.”

(He also said the Blue Jackets weren’t going to whine by … whining. Good stuff.)

As Puck Daddy notes, this isn’t the first time Torts claimed that the Penguins are whiners.

Both the Blue Jackets and Penguins lost their games on Saturday, but clearly some eyes and ears were still focused on their last confrontation.

In case you’re wondering, the two teams next face off in Pittsburgh on Dec. 21.


Scary moment: Carlo Colaiacovo hospitalized with ‘dented trachea’


Buffalo Sabres defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo has experienced plenty of bad injury luck in his winding career, but Saturday presented one of his worst scares.

As you can see from the video above, Colaiacovo received a scary cross-check from Viktor Arvidsson of the Nashville Predators, who received a major penalty and game misconduct.

Sabres head coach Dan Bylsma said that Colaiacovo was hospitalized with a “dented trachea” yet is OK, the Buffalo News’ John Vogl reports.

Frightening stuff from an eventual 4-1 Sabres win.

PHT will keep an eye out for additional updates regarding Colaiacovo’s health (and a possible suspension for Arvidsson).

Comeback Kings: Gaborik pulls L.A. past Kane, Blackhawks

Jake Muzzin, Scott Darling

Patrick Kane set an American scoring record, and added another assist to make it more impressive, but the Los Angeles Kings just wouldn’t be denied.

In the end, Marian Gaborik‘s big night meant more than Kane’s; he scored the tying and then overtime game-winner, both assisted by Anze Kopitar, for a rousing 4-3 overtime Kings win.

Gaborik’s first goal:

And here’s video of the OT-GWG:

Noticing a theme tonight? Yeah, it’s been an evening in which it’s dangerous to assume a lead would stand.

With that, the Kings stick to the No. 1 spot in the Pacific Division, but Chicago shouldn’t feel all bad. The Blackhawks were able to piece together a decent run during their dreaded “circus trip.”