PHT Morning Skate: Where Stars look to expand their footprint

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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.

Dallas Stars president Jim Lites wants to expand the team’s “footprint from New Orleans to Tulsa to Houston and beyond.” (Dallas Morning News)

The Detroit Red Wings have lost some great defenseman over the last couple of years, but it has given guys like Jakub Kindl the opportunity to step up. (Detroit Free Press)

Brenden Morrow left Tuesday’s practice early. It’s believed that he might be playing through an upper-body injury, but naturally Penguins coach Dan Bylsma isn’t providing injury information during the playoffs. (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Prospects Magnus Nygren and Sebastian Collberg have signed with the Montreal Canadiens. (NHL.com)

Here is a montage of the Detroit Red Wings’ recent successes in the playoffs:

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There was some interesting news yesterday regarding the possibility of Patrick Roy becoming the Avalanche’s next head coach. Although it’s not clear how likely a deal is at this point, it sounds like Roy is a strong candidate for the gig. (Denver Post)

Jason Spezza thinks the key for the Ottawa Senators at this point is to be “short-sighted.” (Ottawa Citizen)

Maybe it was for the best that the Boston Bruins’ bid to acquire Jarome Iginla collapsed. (CSN New England)

Highlights from San Jose’s 2-1 victory over Los Angeles:

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