Shawn Burr

New Jersey Devils v Philadelphia Flyers - Game Five

PHT Morning Skate: Ilya Kovalchuk is getting good at silencing critics

1 Comment

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.

The days of ripping Ilya Kovalchuk for not being a superstar invested in his team are over. (NHL.com)

Jordan Nolan isn’t the only guy in the Nolan family having fun these days. His dad Ted is busy with Team Latvia at Worlds. (L.A. Times)

Bet you didn’t know this: Ray Whitney used to be a stick boy for the Edmonton Oilers. (Edmonton Journal)

Jaroslav Halak says the Blues “didn’t accomplish anything” in the playoffs. Ouch. (Post-Dispatch)

On the positive side, Tom Stillman was approved by the Board of Governors to purchase the Blues. (Post-Dispatch)

Predators GM David Poile would sure love to keep the band together next season. Good luck with that. (Tennessean)

Contract talks with Erik Karlsson are going to take plenty of time to get sorted out. (Ottawa Sun)

Dan Cleary’s knee surgery went well and he should be ready to go next season. (Detroit Free Press)

Former Lightning head coach Steve Ludzik is battling Parkinson’s. (Tampa Tribune)

Former Red Wings and Lightning forward Shawn Burr is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant in his battle with acute myeloid leukemia. (London Free Press)

PHT Morning Skate: Yup, Leafs fans were chanting “Fire Burke” last night

Maple Leafs fans
7 Comments

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.

With how miserable the Leafs have played in the second half, especially lately, you knew the “Fire Burke” chants were coming. Losing 5-2 to the Islanders at home gets Jeff Blair to go on full attack against the team. (Globe And Mail)

Of course, not all things written by Toronto columnists is going to be agreed with and the guys at Pension Plan Puppets sure don’t agree with Blair’s take on the situation. (PPP)

Well look here, Travis Zajac is very close to returning to the Devils lineup. (Fire & Ice)

Taylor Hall got his skate on yesterday as he looks to get back after his concussion. (Edmonton Journal)

Tyler Myers is back for Buffalo after his suspension. (Buffalo News)

Ilya Kovalchuk cares not about scoring his 400th goal, he wants the playoffs. (NHL)

Uh oh you guys, the St. Louis Blues finally had a fully healthy practice for the first time this year. (Post-Dispatch)

Former Red Wings forward Shawn Burr is battling cancer. (Sun Media)

Meanwhile, Mike Babcock would really like to see his team tighten things up defensively and fast. (Detroit Free Press)

Turns out that Rangers GM Glen Sather is a big Mats Zuccarello fan and wants to see him back in New York. (Ranger Rants)