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.
When Jaromir Jagr played in the 2012 Winter Classic for Philadelphia, his day was short-lived after suffering an injury in the first period. This time around playing at Yankee Stadium, he said he had a “secret” method to avoid the same fate. (The Star-Ledger)
Jagr also talked about passing Mario Lemieux for 10th all-time on the NHL assist list:
I think we can all get behind Jagr playing for as long as he wants. What a guy.
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Ryan Miller trade rumors are heating up and the St. Louis Blues are believed to be a potential landing spot. (Post-Dispatch)
Devan Dubnyk hopes things aren’t as weird when the Predators return to Edmonton in March. (Edmonton Journal)
Islanders rookie Ryan Strome had a rough night in the AHL. (Islanders Point Blank)
Flyers forward Scott Hartnell is sporting a fancy new walking boot. Uh oh. (CSNPhilly.com)
Ryan Smyth is leaving his mark on the Oilers:
Anze Kopitar said the Kings apparently didn’t need a “closed door” meeting to figure some things out. (L.A. Kings Insider)
How would you describe how the Canadiens have played lately? Would “alien zombies” fit the bill? (Montreal Gazette)
Erik Gudbranson was scratched for Florida last night so Dylan Olsen could play. Hmm. (Miami Herald)