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.
Defenseman Robert Bortuzzo is almost certain to make the Pittsburgh Penguins’ roster despite their defensive depth. (McKeesport Daily News)
The Canadian Press offers up their top 10 players to watch this season. (CP via NHL.com)
Philadelphia Flyers enforcer Jay Rosehill thinks “the code is changing.” He thinks coaches are more likely to ask their enforcers to go after their opponent’s skill players. (CSN Philly)
Forward Nathan Walker, 19, has agreed to terms with the Washington Capitals’ AHL-affiliate, the Hershey Bears. He hopes to eventually become the first Australian-raised player to make it to the NHL. (Hersheybears.com)
Nick Leddy’s role with the Chicago Blackhawks declined significantly during the Stanley Cup Final, but the 2013-14 campaign will be a fresh start for him. (CSN Chicago)
There are pros and cons to the Carolina Hurricanes’ move to the Metropolitan Division. (NHL.com)
Finally, some of you might remember that Patrick Kane showed off his stickhandling skills a couple weeks back. Well, not to be outdone, teammate Brandon Bollig set out to duplicate Kane’s accomplishments.
I think you’ll all agree that, as good as Kane is, he still has a thing or two to learn from Bollig: