PHT Morning Skate: Where Yakupov’s back in Calder Trophy race

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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.

The AHL has unveiled its First and Second All-Star Teams. (

To improve team morale, Nashville Predators defenseman Kevin Klein has resorted to going back to his 2012 playoff haircut…a Mohawk. (The Tennessean)

Celebraties and players reacted on Twitter to the NHL’s partnership with You Can Play. (

What would you say if someone during the summer told you that the Montreal Canadiens would not only make the playoffs, but be one of the Eastern Conference’s top teams? (Montreal Gazette)

When looking at Toronto Maple Leafs centers, there’s a pretty big disparity between salary and production. (Toronto Sun)

Boston Bruins prospect Malcolm Subban completed the OHL’s Belleville Bulls’ four-game sweep of the Sudbury Wolves with a 27-save shutout. Subban already has three shutouts in 10 playoffs games to go along with a 1.31 GAA and .951 save percentage. (

Sidney Crosby isn’t skating yet, but he’s traveling with the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Edmonton Oilers forward Nail Yakupov has started to produce offensively and that’s pushed him back into contention for the Calder Trophy. (Edmonton Journal)

Highlights from Pittsburgh’s 6-3 victory over Tampa Bay:

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