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.
Ondrej Pavelec “couldn’t believe it” when he found out that the Winnipeg Jets had acquired his childhood friend, Michael Frolik. (Winnipeg Sun)
August is winding down, but there’s still some noteworthy players left in the unrestricted free agent pool. (Detroit Free Press)
The New Jersey Devils haven’t been able to re-sign restricted free agent Adam Henrique yet, but the negotiations are ongoing. (The Star-Ledger)
Defenseman Ryan Culkin, 19, has been bulking up and the Calgary Flames have taken notice. Flames GM Jay Feaster has informed Culkin that a strong showing at the Young Stars Classic could earn him a two-way contract and the chance to spend the 2013-14 campaign with AHL Abbotsford. (Flames.nhl.com)
Darren Pang thinks Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jimmy Howard is great example of what happens when a player is developed correctly. (Detroit Free Press)