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.
Sidney Crosby isn’t bothered by the fact that Pittsburgh hasn’t hired a head coach yet. The Penguins have received some criticism for the way their coaching search has gone. (Penguins’ official website)
Martin Brodeur is excited to see which teams might be interested in him and venturing outside of the Devils’ “bubble” for the first time. (The Bergen Record)
Part of the reason the Edmonton Oilers’ rebuilding process has not moved along as smoothly as hoped is due to their lack of success when it comes to finding mid-to-late round diamonds in the rough through the NHL draft. (Edmonton Sun)
Kings captain Dustin Brown said that the team knew goaltender Jonathan Quick was playing through a wrist injury. Quick had to undergo surgery after the Stanley Cup Final, but as Brown noted, Quick’s current injury isn’t as severe as the herniated disc that he had to recover from during the summer of 2012. (LA Kings Insider)
Despite scoring a league-leading 51 goals, Alex Ovechkin was limited to a single fifth-place selection in the Hart Trophy vote. (CSN Washington)
Calgary Flames GM Brad Treliving noted that as much as he wants to draft prospects capable of “leadership on the ice in terms of production and play,” he will also put a lot of emphasis on picking what he feels are “good character people.” (Calgary Sun)