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.
Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov is back in the NHL after spending last season with Dynamo in the KHL. Apparently he picked up some new off-ice skills while overseas. Komarov showed off his hands behind the piano this weekend. (via Petri Kontiola)
TSN hockey insider Bob McKenzie explains the origins of corsi in his new book Hockey Confidential. (TSN)
Bruins’ beat writer Amalie Benjamin explored the handedness inside the Boston locker room over the weekend and offered up an insightful piece. Despite selling more left handed sticks in Canada and Europe, they sell more right handed sticks in the US. According to an industry expert, the split is somewhere from 60-65 percent left handed around the world, and 60-65 percent right handed in the US. (The Boston Globe)
Vancouver Canucks goaltender Ryan Miller is paying a little more attention to the voices of his new teammates so not to have a repeat performance of what happened after he was dealt from the Buffalo Sabres to the St. Louis Blues last season. (The Vancouver Sun)
As the LA Kings look to repeat as Stanley Cup champions in 2014-14, their biggest offseason acquisition is someone you will see or hear very little from. (The Hockey News)
New York Times reporter John Branch chronicles the downfall of enforcer Derek Boogaard in his new book Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard due out this week. (The Globe and Mail)