PHT Morning Skate: Hitchcock and Sutter took similar paths to success this year


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.

Ken Hitchcock and Darryl Sutter might not have a lot of similarities, but how they each got to the playoffs this year is one of them. (Post-Dispatch)

Steve Simmons writes that while the game changes over time, Devils GM Lou Lamoriello stays the same. (Toronto Sun)

The Blues’ solution to getting back in their series with L.A.? Playing better. If only I’d thought of that! (Post-Dispatch)

Alfie Watch: Ottawa coach Paul MacLean says that no matter what Daniel Alfredsson decides to do, he’ll have some kind of job with the team regardless. (Senators Extra)

Bruins young prospects are ready to take the leap next season. Tyler Seguin being a year older and the potential arrival of Dougie Hamilton? Sign us up. (

In case you missed it: The Canadiens are tabbing Marc Bergevin to be their new general manager.

From the “no kidding” files: The Oilers are unlikely to trade the No. 1 overall pick. (Edmonton Journal)

Logan Couture’s left shoulder surgery was a success. (

You think Rick Nash or Roberto Luongo’s salary cap hit should keep interested teams away? Not a chance. (The Hockey News)

Panthers GM Dale Tallon couldn’t be more excited about the future of his team. (On Frozen Pond)

Former NHLer Jason Botterill wants current players to know concussions are no joke. His career ended because of them. (Winnipeg Sun)