PHT Morning Skate: If Detroit doesn’t get Parise, Suter, what’s their Plan B?

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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.

AHL Abbotsford Heat coach Troy Ward is the favorite to become the Calgary Flames next head coach. Although if you asked him to, he wouldn’t bet any money on him getting the job. (Calgary Sun

Justin Faulk might be able to parlay his success with Team USA in the 2012 World Championships into an invite for the 2014 Winter Olympics. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Denver Post writer Adrian Dater is fed up with Rangers coach John Tortorella. It has gotten to the point where he wants to see the media “boycott his tired act.” (Denver Post)

If the Detroit Red Wings don’t get Ryan Suter and Zach Parise, are Barret Jackman and Alexander Semin plan B? (Detroit News)

New Jersey Devils’ Travis Zajac didn’t think the lengthy delay in the second period because of problems with the penalty box door was “that funny.” (The Bergen Record)

Will the Ottawa Senators go after Zach Parise, if he becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer? Do they even have a realistic shot at him if teams like Detroit enter the mix? (Ottawa Sun)

George Parros, who is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer, is still waiting to hear back from the Anaheim Ducks. (Orange County Register)

The Washington Capitals will need to appoint a third head coach in two seasons. Unfortunately, teams that have gone through coaches just as fast usually end up suffering through a rough patch. (Washington Post)