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.
P.A. Parenteau (knee) is ready to return to the Colorado Avalanche’s lineup. (Denver Post)
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The Montreal Canadiens have revealed a very realistic wax figure of Hall of Famer Maurice Richard. (The Score)
A look at where the Washington Capitals went wrong this season. (CSN Washington)
Olli Jokinen is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, but the 35-year-old forward would like to stick with the Winnipeg Jets. (Winnipeg Sun)
Canadiens forward Thomas Vanek faced his former squad, the New York Islanders, last night. Before the trade, it came out that the Islanders had made him a “substantial” offer, which he turned down. Vanek feels that the information coming out made things “awkward” and the report “bugged” him. (Newsday)
Marian Gaborik is upbeat about the Los Angeles Kings, but he does feel they have room for improvement when it comes to how they do at the start of contests. (LA Kings Insider)
Forward Ryan Rupert, 19, has inked a three-year, entry-level contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. (MapleLeafs.nhl.com)