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.
New Penguins GM Jim Rutherford was heavily criticized by columnist Ron Cook over his handling of the team’s coaching search. Cook questioned whether Rutherford knows what he’s doing and later added “it’s as if the organization has become a joke.” (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The Detroit Red Wings are generally regarded as a team that has done a good job in drafts, but it doesn’t always work out for them. Here’s a list at five of their worst drafts over the past two decades. (Detroit Free Press)
Here’s a look at the 2014 Hockey Hall of Fame candidates. The inductees will be announced at 3:00 p.m. ET today. (Toronto Star)
The Chicago Blackhawks will start their 2014 training camp in Notre Dame. (CSN Chicago)
Would it make any sense for the Flyers to target Jonas Hiller as a mentor for Steve Mason? Even if Hiller was open to the idea, would the risk of creating a goaltending controversy between the two make it not worth it for Philadelphia? (CSN Philly)
Here’s an easy way to remember how to spell Shayne Gostisbehere’s maddening last name (and even his first name can trip you up).
Ghost-is-be-here, without the h.
Not too bad, right?
If you’re more of the slogan type, it’s getting to be the point where “Tough to spell, tougher to stop” may be a pretty good one-liner.
The Philadelphia Flyers phenom has made a habit of scoring overtime game-winning goals on the power play lately. Friday’s version was the decisive tally in a 3-2 OT win against the Nashville Predators, which you can watch up top.
As you can see in comparing that goal with the one below (which made the difference against the Carolina Hurricanes), opposing coaches may want to make it a point to emphasize stopping this setup, even if it means writing “Don’t let that Ghost kid free.”
All three of his goals are on the power play so far.
Will he breathe life back into the Flyers’ man advantage at this rate?
The goalie interference penalty called on Brad Marchand late in Friday’s Thanksgiving Showdown didn’t sit well with the Bruins.
Marchand, whistled after making contact with New York’s Henrik Lundqvist midway through the third, said he thought “it was a bit of a weak call,” adding “[Lundvqist’s] out of the crease, and he lightly gets touched.”
While Marchand took issue with the call, his head coach took issue with King Henrik.
Julien on Hank: "I know he does some acting on the side, but it doesn't need to be on the ice." #Bruins