PHT Morning Skate: Where Virginia Beach wants an NHL or NBA team


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.

Virginia Beach economic development officials recently unveiled a plan to build an arena for $350 million in the hopes of attracting an NHL or NBA team. (Washington Times)

Capitals defenseman John Carlson is still a restricted free agent, but he’s not worried and based on his statement, he currently has no desire to play for any other club team. (Washington Post)

While we’re on the subject of RFAs, the Montreal Canadiens still need to ink PK Subban. (Montreal Gazette)

Hayley Wickenheiser and Angela Ruggiero are the first female hockey players to be included in EA Sports’ NHL series. (

Even though a Canadian team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup since 1993, the sheer number of Canadians in the league ensures that the Cup spends plenty of time in Canada during the summer months. (LA Times)

Loui Eriksson is getting ready for the 2012-13 campaign after an “ideal summer.” (