PHT Morning Skate: Where Therrien wants to make Subban a better person

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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.

Habs coach Michel Therrien sat down for a long Q & A with the Montreal Gazette. One of the highlights comes when he discusses how he doesn’t want to make P.K. Subban a better player – he wants to make him a better person, too. (Video, transcript)

Speaking of Subban, RDS’ Renaud P. Lavoie reports that there was no new progress in his contract talks on Wednesday. (Lavoie’s Twitter page)

Fellow restricted free agent blueliner Dmitry Kulikov’s agent hasn’t made much progress with the Florida Panthers, either. (On Frozen Pond)

Close call: Tom Gilbert reportedly tweak his groin during a Minnesota Wild scrimmage on Wednesday, but the team expects him to play in their season opener anyway. (The Minnesota Tribune)

Jarome Iginla seems like he’s over his own minor groin injury. Good news since he’s in a contract year … (Calgary Sun via Rotoworld)

Anaheim Ducks prospect Emerson Etem admits that it hurts to get sent back to the AHL. (OC Register’s Eric Stephens)

The Matthew Lombardi looks much better for the Coyotes than it originally looked if Sportsnet’s John Shannon is correct that the Maple Leafs retained about $1.5 million of the $3.5 million salary. (Sportsnet’s John Shannon)

Milan Hejduk could join Teemu Selanne as a player who’s on a farewell tour this season. (The Denver Post)

Click on this corresponding link to see Brent Burns’ caveman look. (Burns via Runs on Duncan)