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.
Stephen Whyno offers his thoughts on Team USA’s potential roster for the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Canadian Press)
Ten intriguing storylines going into the 2013-14 campaign. (Toronto Star)
The Edmonton Oilers have no shortage of skilled forwards, but do they have a guy that will routinely charge at the net with the puck or place themselves in front of the opposing goaltender? (Edmonton Journal)
A look back at some of the most unlikely nights in NHL history. (NHL.com)
In the same vein, here are the most unlikely NHL campaigns. (NHL.com)
Puck Daddy has started their 2013-14 preview with the Anaheim Ducks. (Yahoo!
This dominant win is a heck of a way for the Kings to begin an imposing seven-game road trip, which continues against the New York Islanders on Thursday. The Bruins probably want to burn the tape on this one themselves, as they’re about to head on a six-game road trip.
Per @EliasSports: @LAKings had 9 different skaters score in a game for 5th time in franchise history. Last: Jan. 21, 1987 vs. PIT (10-5 W).
Some hockey players resist the urge to wear a visor, at least if they’re given that choice.
Perhaps a few will say “Hey, Nathan Beaulieu will just punch it off anyway.”
Maybe not, but Beaulieu provided a rather unique moment in his fight with Cedric Paquette during the Montreal Canadiens – Tampa Bay Lightning game. You can watch that bout in the video above, and see a cut on the Lightning pest’s face from that blow.