PHT Morning Skate: In which Sweden tanked a game in the 2006 Olympics

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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.

Adrian Dater of The Denver Post shares a story which Peter Forsberg says Sweden tanked a game in the 2006 Olympics to get an easier road to gold. Wouldn’t you rather play Switzerland than Russia or Canada? Of course you would. (All Things Avs, Expressen)

Jason Spezza says teammate Jared Cowen should be in the talk for the Calder Trophy. Sadly, his name isn’t Ryan Nugent-Hopkins. (Ottawa Sun)

Joel Quenneville won his 600th game as a coach last night. Congrats to the coach and his awesome ‘stache. (CSNChicago.com)

Drew Doughty says Terry Murray’s firing was the change they needed. Enjoy having fun with Darryl Sutter though, Drew. (L.A. Kings Insider)

Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson continues to say that Scott Arniel is not the problem in Columbus. Is he trying to fall on his own sword or what? (Puck Rakers)

The Senators are believing that Kyle Turris is a great fit for them. They’d better hope so. (Ottawa Sun)

Daniel Briere will be centering his 12th different line for Philly this season. And you wonder why he’s been a bit off this year. (CSNPhilly.com)

It’s not always rainbows and unicorns for the Predators when they win. Things get a bit emo in the honky tonk. (Tennessean)

Tim Connolly is back on the top line for Toronto now. I wonder how Ville Leino is working in Buff… Oh, right. (TSN)

Ken Hitchcock gives up to the fans for the Blues’ big win. Look out for St. Louis, kids. (Post-Dispatch)

Finally, Niklas Hjalmarsson might be Swedish, but his goal had a lot of English on it. (NHL)