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.
Over the summer, the Buffalo Sabres and Boston Bruins reportedly discussed a deal involving Thomas Vanek and Tyler Seguin. Of course, that didn’t work out, so the Bruins ended up shipping Seguin to the Stars in a seven-player swap that also involved Loui Eriksson and Reilly Smith heading to Boston. Meanwhile, Vanek is with the Islanders – or at least he is for the moment. (Buffalo News)
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Will the Phoenix Coyotes reacquire Ray Whitney? (Fox Sports)
Now with the Winnipeg Jets, Paul Maurice has returned to Carolina for Tuesday’s game. (News & Observer)
The Edmonton Oilers have had trouble driving the puck to the net all season. Ryan Smyth leads the team in that regard, but he’ll turn 38 on Feb. 21. (Edmonton Journal)
Brad Marchand called the backlash after mocking the Canucks by lifting an imaginary Stanley Cup during a December contest a “learning experience.” He won’t be doing that again. (Metro West Daily News)
Victor Hedman ranks second among Swedish-born defenseman in points, but in addition to not making the Olympic team, he was reportedly kept off of the injury replacement list as well. (Dagens Nyheter)