PHT Morning Skate: Where Martin Brodeur talks a great game

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.

Martin Brodeur is always a great guy to hear from and he’s talking things up in a big way ahead of the Eastern Conference finals.  (The Star-Ledger)

Did you know Marek Zidlicky was almost a New York Ranger? You do now. (Fire & Ice)

Oh yeah, you might see guys throw fists at each other as well as pucks at the net in this series, too. (Fire & Ice)

In the West, the Coyotes’ top line had a real hard time in Game 1. (

Not even a bad goal could keep Jonathan Quick down. That said, he might not want to give up red-line slap shots anymore. (Los Angeles Times)

What you may not have realized: The Kings are still perfect on the road in the playoffs. (Post-Dispatch)

Alfie Watch: Doug MacLean says Daniel Alfredsson owes it to the Senators to come back for one more year. That’s… An interesting way to look at it. (Ottawa Sun)

In case you missed it: Team Russia will get Alex Ovechkin and Alexander Semin to play for them at World Championships. Team Sweden will also get Nicklas Backstrom.

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