Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane

PHT Morning Skate: Dancing with Kane and Toews


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.

Trevor Linden has some interesting thoughts on departed Vancouver Canucks GM Mike Gillis’ human performance plan and how the team will move away from the “mind room.” (The Score)

Information on Tanner Pearson’s day with the Stanley Cup. (

The latest on the Boston Bruins’ glut of NHL-ready defensemen. (The Boston Globe)

Some numbers don’t speak kindly about Edmonton Oilers defenseman Justin Schultz, but things might not be as bleak as expected. (Edmonton Journal)

Jordan Subban wants to make his own mark, even with a famous brother or two. (

The Dallas Stars are rolling out their #LoneStarsState campaign. (Stars website)

It’s not always young players who benefit from Gary Roberts’ training regimen, as Derek Roy is raving about the process as well. (The Tennessean)

Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane dance off at the Chicago Blackhawks fan convention:

Torres suspended pending hearing

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According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Raffi Torres has been suspended pending his disciplinary hearing with the league for his hit on Ducks forward Jakob Silfverberg.

Torres was assessed a match penalty for targeting Silfverberg’s head on Saturday night.

The 33-year-old missed all of last season with a knee injury, and it looks like the start of his regular season will be delayed once again.

Head coach Bruce Boudreau said that Silfverberg could have come back into the game, but he was held out for precautionary reasons.

Ducks center Ryan Kesler didn’t hide his feelings after the contest.

“(Torres) is the same player every year,” Kesler told reporters. “He needs to learn how to hit. That has no part in our game anymore.”



Oilers place Scrivens on waivers

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The Edmonton Oilers placed Ben Scrivens on waivers on Sunday.

Should he go unclaimed, the 29-year-old will be sent to the American Hockey League.

It looks like Edmonton will enter the regular season with Cam Talbot and Anders Nilsson as their goaltenders.

Scrivens was the team’s number one goalie last year, but his overall numbers were among the worst for starting goaltenders in the NHL.

He had a 15-26-11 record with a 3.16 goals-against-average and a .890 save percentage in 57 games last season.

Scrivens is scheduled to make $2.3 million in the final year of his contract.

If he does end up in the AHL, the Oilers will carry $1.35 million of dead money on the salary cap.

The move comes one day after Edmonton placed Nikita Nikitin on waivers.

The 29-year-old officially cleared on Sunday afternoon.