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.
Now that we’ve gotten The Who stuck in your head, the Red Wings can find some happiness in having so many injuries this season: They know their kids (like Tomas Tatar and Gustav Nyquist) are ready for the big time. (Detroit News)
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Tyler Seguin had gone 12 games without a goal until scoring against Colorado last night… (Stars)
…But the Avalanche still won the game and Patrick Roy said it was all because Semyon Varlamov. (Denver Post)
Hockey audiences aren’t very diverse, but they sure do have plenty of money to spend. (Calgary Sun)
The success the Winnipeg Jets are having under Paul Maurice is rubbing off on the players and they’re starting to ask, “Why not us?” Success is contagious. (Winnipeg Free Press)
If you haven’t seen it yet, Ryan Miller’s mask for Sochi is pretty sweet:
“Nope,” Dubinsky said. “You know, I’ve played the same way my whole career and I’m not going to change. The next time I have an opportunity to play (Crosby), I’m going to play him hard.”
In case you’re wondering, that next opportunity comes on Dec. 21 in Pittsburgh, assuming that both players are healthy and not suspended.
One can understand Dubinsky’s perspective, although such honesty would be that much more interesting if there’s another incident with Crosby. His initial reaction to the hit was interestingly candid, admitting that his “stick rode up” on his adversary.
Would that stance – which, from a harsher view, might seem flippant to Dubinsky’s critics – open the door for a bigger future bit of a discipline?
Maybe, maybe not … but at least his comments aren’t as inflammatory as what John Tortorella said (at least on the record).
Bad news for Boedker: Coyotes won’t face Sens again in 2015-16