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.
Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter thinks that with the Olympics factored in, the 2013-14 NHL schedule is “ridiculous.” (LA Kings Insider)
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Clayton Stoner suffered a dislocated ring finger while playing for Minnesota last night, but after doctors taped it to his middle finger, he decided to return for the remainder of the contest. (Star Tribune)
Jaromir Jagr beat Columbus Blue Jackets goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky last night to move within one goal of becoming the seventh member of the 700 goal club. (NHL.com)
Speaking of the Devils-Blue Jackets game, there were key members of the Blackhawks and Wild’s front office scheduled to attend. Both clubs are believed to have interest in goaltender Martin Brodeur, although it was Cory Schneider who got the nod last night. (New Jersey Online)
The New York Rangers’ game against the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday March 9 has been moved from 7:30 p.m. ET to 12:30 p.m. and will air on NBC. (The Bergen Record)
Would it make sense for the Philadelphia Flyers to trade Andrej Meszaros, if they can, for the sake of freeing up some cap space and maybe a mid-round pick or are they better maintaining their level of defensive depth? (Philadelphia Inquirer)
The Dallas Stars only have 12 forwards on their roster right now, but they don’t plan on changing that in the near future. (Dallas Morning News)