PHT Morning Skate: Preds will entertain offers for No. 4 draft pick

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.

With the Boston Bruins prioritizing their defensive efforts on the Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lines, Pittsburgh Penguins forward Brandon Sutter knows that he and the rest of the third line need to step up offensively. (McKeesport Daily News)

The Ottawa Citizen has come up with a handy quiz to help successful athletes decide whether or not it’s time to retire. Just in case Daniel Alfredsson needs some help. (Ottawa Citizen)

When it comes to the fourth overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Nashville Predators are willing to listen to offers. “We’ve already had people inquire with us about it and vice-versa,” assistant GM Paul Fenton said. (The Tennessean)

Boston Bruins forward Patrice Bergeron said that things like him fighting Malkin in Game 1 is “just part of the playoffs.” (Boston Globe)

Greg Wyshynski wasn’t impressed by Penguins goaltender Tomas Vokoun’s performance in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference finals, but as far as he’s considered, the netminder should start again in Game 2. (Puck Daddy)

Former NHL All-Star Stephane Richer attended AMI-Québec, which stands for Action on Mental Illness, as a speaker to discuss his battle with depression. (Montreal Gazette)

Highlights from Chicago’s 4-2 victory over Los Angeles:

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