PHT Morning Skate: Where Pavel Kubina’s heart belongs to Tampa Bay

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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.

Pavel Kubina, now a member of the Philadelphia Flyers, says that the Tampa Bay Lightning belong to his heart. That’s just sweet, isn’t it? (Tampa Tribune)

Congrats to Ondrej Pavelec who set a career high for wins in a season after disposing of the Avalanche last night. This calls for some of Allan Walsh’s tweets about him being “Pavelectric.” (Winnipeg Sun)

Hal Gill was happy to not be the goat in his first game with the Predators thanks to a late penalty. (Tennessean)

Jonas Hiller and the Ducks’ defense are finally on the same page. And to think they did that under Bruce Boudreau. Why can’t the Caps find a coach…. Oh, right. (OC Register)

Slow down your Nikolai Khabibulin trade rumors everyone, he may have tweaked his groin against Vancouver last night. Or he was exhausted. Maybe he just needed a V-8? (Edmonton Journal)

Remember when the Devils traded for Neal Broten in 1995? George Bretherton at the New York Times says Glen Sather should keep that in mind while sniffing around at Rick Nash. (New York Times)

Joe Pavelski is worried for himself after taking a Nicklas Lidstrom slap shot in the head. (