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.
Blackhawks President John McDonough will attend the team’s annual convention this weekend. It’s likely that some fans will bring up concerns about Chicago’s quiet summer after back-to-back first-round playoff exits. (Chicago Tribune)
Scott Gomez can’t seem to score goals anymore, but apparently he can hit a hole-in-one. He did that to win a car at his own charity golf tournament. (NHL.com)
After the Philadelphia Flyers gave restricted free agent Shea Weber a 14-year offer sheet, Ken Wiebe asked the question: What would the Winnipeg Jets do if RFA Evander Kane accepted one? (Winnipeg Sun)
If Jeff Finger can’t get a one-way contract, he might end up in Europe. (Andy Strickland)
Devils coach Pete DeBoer isn’t in a rush to name the team’s next captain. (The Bergen Record)
Dallas Stars prospect Ludwig Bystrom has been assigned to MODO of the Swedish Elite League. (Dallas Morning News)
Sharks GM Doug Wilson won’t comment on any potential conversations he had regarding Weber, but it sounds like San Jose was in the running for his services. (San Jose Mercury News)