PHT Morning Skate: Looking awkward


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.

Puck Daddy runs an interesting experiment: which newly traded players look the most (and least) awkward in their new uniforms? Jay Bouwmeester as No. 19 … yeah, that’s pretty weird. (Puck Daddy)

How exactly do you end up having five empty-net goals in one game? Find out how it happened about 43 years ago. (Greatest Hockey Legends)

Mike Smith hopes he’ll eventually re-sign with the Phoenix Coyotes, who obviously have some pretty big fish to fry. (Arizona Republic)

It remains to be seen how much more of this team he sees, but Joe Nieuwendyk has a “good feeling” about the post-deadline Dallas Stars so far. (Dallas Morning News)

Some aren’t on board with the Toronto Maple Leafs’ collective fear of the word “concussion.” (Pension Plan Puppets)

If last night’s 4-1 loss to the Los Angeles Kings didn’t put enough of a damper on things for the Edmonton Oilers … (Copper & Blue)

Adrian Dater wonders if this is Milan Hejduk’s last NHL season. (Denver Post)

Probably not shocking to hear, but the Anaheim Ducks miss banged-up captain Ryan Getzlaf’s presence in the lineup. (Los Angeles Times)