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.
Former NHL enforcer Tie Domi is writing his memoirs. (Toronto Star)
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At the age of 35, Marian Hossa is skipping a fair number of morning skates in the interest of staying fresh and healthy. (CSN Chicago)
In memory of Keith Allen, who passed away at the age of 90. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
With the Olympics approaching, here’s a look at Finland’s rise as one of the top producers of NHL-quality goaltending. (New York Times)
St. Louis Blues defenseman Jordan Leopold no longer needs to wear a splint on his surgically-repaired finger during games. He didn’t want to use it as an excuse, but he admitted that taking it off “was quite a difference.” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
Martin Erat at risk of missing his daughter’s birth to represent the Czech Republic in the 2014 Winter Olympics. (CSN Washington)
Pittsburgh Penguins goaltending prospect Matt Murray surpassed Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds’ record for the most shutouts, which was previously held by Ottawa’s Robin Lehner. (OHL.com)
Highlights from the New York Islanders’ 1-0 victory over the Washington Capitals: