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.
What was it like for Minnesota Wild forward Zach Parise to face his former team, the New Jersey Devils? It felt like a scrimmage and that’s not the best feeling in the world. (Michael Russo)
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On top of rookie Jon Merrill getting hurt for the Devils last night, Bryce Salvador and Ryane Clowe are hurting as well. Not good times in Newark. (Tom Gulitti)
Good news Oilers fans! Defenseman Ladislav Smid said things can definitely get worse from here for Edmonton. Cue Clark Griswold saying, “Worse?! How can it get any worse?!” (Edmonton Journal)
Vancouver’s second line is coming along nicely now. That’s bad news for teams out west. (The Province)
Some people out there are bagging on Montreal’s P.K. Subban and Jack Todd says that’s partially Michel Therrien’s fault. (Montreal Gazette)
Even though Ben Bishop helped the Lightning beat the Blues, his former team are still big fans of his. (Tampa Bay Times)
Reto Berra’s reactions to his first win and playing in Chicago to do it are pretty great. (Calgary Sun)
The Wild are still looking for someone to grab the first-line right wing job and run with it. (The Star-Tribune)