Chris Thorburn #22 of the Winnipeg Jets fights with Jay Rosehill #37 of the Philadelphia Flyers during third period in a game between the Winnipeg Jets and the Philadelphia Flyers on April 6, 2013 at the MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
(April 5, 2013 - Source: Marianne Helm/Getty Images North America)

PHT Morning Skate: Jay Rosehill thinks ‘the code is changing’


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

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. (

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. (

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:

Welcome back, Babs: Red Wings chase Bernier

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Mike Babcock admitted that there might be a painful transformation as he tries to fix the Toronto Maple Leafs.

His old friends made that abundantly, painfully clear on Friday.

As of this writing, the Detroit Red Wings are up 4-0 on the Buds. Justin Abdelkader just completed a hat trick with James Reimer in net, so the subplot isn’t just about Jonathan Bernier having another tough start.

The big story might just be Detroit’s varied new line of Abdelkader, Dylan Larkin (who scored his first career goal) and Henrik Zetterberg. At the moment, they’ve combined for seven points.

This post will be updated if Detroit’s tribute video to Babcock surfaces.

Really, though, this beating has been about as ugly as this blanket so far.

Blue Jackets’ Wennberg done for night with upper-body injury

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It wouldn’t be a regular season game without a Columbus Blue Jackets injury, right?

OK, the Blue Jackets hope that 2015-16 looks different from the medically challenged mess of last season, but at least one player is banged up tonight.

Alexander Wennberg suffered an upper-body injury and won’t return on Friday, as the team noted.

There’s no word yet regarding how serious the issue might be. It looks like he might have suffered an injury thanks to a Chris Kreider check:

Naturally, the Blue Jackets must hope that this doesn’t begin another trend.