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.
Pierre LeBrun offers his picks for a Team Canada B squad. As you might imagine, there’s no shortage of talent. (ESPN.com)
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The NHL has enjoyed a lot of success when it comes to packing arenas this season, even when compared to the NBA. (Puck Daddy)
There’s not many goaltenders that have enjoyed more success in shootouts than Pittsburgh’s Marc-Andre Fleury. (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
Wayne Gretzky voiced his support of Steve Yzerman’s work as the general manager of Team Canada. (ESPN.com)
The Chicago Blackhawks have used Bryan Bickell sparingly as he struggles to find his way since returning from a knee injury. (Chicago Tribune)
Eric Staal will try to prove Team Canada wrong for leaving him off of the Olympic squad. (News & Observer)
Henrik Lundqvist has unveiled his mask for the NHL Stadium Series. The Rangers will play in Yankee Stadium, so naturally it features a few New York Yankees’ legends. (Lundqvist on Twitter)
Speaking of Lundqvist, here are the highlights from the New York Rangers’ 3-2 win over the Chicago Blackhawks: