PHT Morning Skate: Leafs unraveling like a cheap sweater


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 Leafs loss in Florida last night is just a drop in the bucket for how bad their second half of the season has been. (TSN)

When it comes to uphill climbs, the Ducks have about as big of one as any team on the fringe of the playoff discussion. They basically have to win out to have a chance. (OC Register)

The Blues aren’t sold yet, but both the team and the NHL are confident things will be done in weeks. (Post-Dispatch)

Bruins injury update: Adam McQuaid suffers a setback while Rich Peverley is back to skating. (

Because you needed another update on Alexander Radulov: The Predators feel “cautiously optimistic” that he’ll be able to rejoin them this season. (Tennessean)

Tampa Bay’s Bruno Gervais would really like to get back and help the Lightning push for the playoffs. No one tell Bruno that the Lightning traded for a thousand defensemen at the deadline. (Tampa Tribune)

Finally, everyone loves Jarome Iginla so check out his goal from last night that gave him 30 on the season, his 11th straight with 30 or more. (NHL)