PHT Morning Skate: Where T.J. Oshie is putting the team first

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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.

Last season, T.J. Oshie was missing practice for unexplained reasons. This year, he’s eager to be the Blues’ shutdown guy at center. (Post-Dispatch)

The Capitals’ resiliency is a big reason why they see themselves in a Game 7 tonight against the defending Stanley Cup champions. (

Unfortunately, the Caps record in Game 7’s isn’t exactly stellar.(

Amalie Benjamin tells us about how language was no barrier for the Bruins. (Boston Globe)

Kings owner Tim Leiweke says Darryl Sutter is the coach the Kings “needed.” Considering they’re in the second round of the playoffs for the first time since 2003, that seems accurate. (Los Angeles Times)

Brad Stuart is an impending free agent and he might have to choose between family and staying in Detroit. Guess which one is probably going to win out? (Detroit Free Press)

Think your favorite San Jose Sharks player is safe in northern California because of a no-trade or no-movement clause? Think again, sucka, says Sharks GM Doug Wilson. I… May be paraphrasing there. (

You’re never going to believe this but the Sabres didn’t get the production they needed from everyone. I’ll give you a moment to process that. (Buffalo News)

Finally, your moment of zen: Teemu Selanne dressed up as Super Mario and trying to sell Nintendo games. I know what I’m dressing up for on Halloween next year. (Backhand Shelf)