PHT Morning Skate: Could Taylor Hall be the Oilers’ next captain?


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.

If the Edmonton Oilers part ways with captain Shawn Horcoff as expected, will Taylor Hall get the “C”? (Edmonton Journal)

Detroit Red Wings prospect Danny DeKeyser is ready to return from a broken thumb in time for the Calder Cup. (Detroit Free Press)

The St. Louis Blues are interested in acquiring a 2013 first round draft pick. (

Penguins coach Dan Bylsma believes Jaromir Jagr hooked Evgeni Malkin during the series of events that led to the Boston Bruins’ game-winning goal on Wednesday. However, Bylsma added, “But I’m not sure, at that point in the game, I thought for one second with how the game was being called, did I expect a call at all on the play.” (McKeesport Daily News)

For better or worse, Chicago Blackhawks forward Viktor Stalberg has a lot of key people watching him throughout the league as he’s eligible to become an unrestricted free agent next month. (Chicago Tribune)

Patrick Roy and Joe Sakic will attract plenty of attention in their key roles with the Colorado Avalanche, but they know that they can’t be the focus anymore. “If we win another Stanley Cup in Colorado, it’s not going to be Patrick, and it’s not going to be Joe. It’s going to be the players,” Sakic said. (Denver Post)

Highlights from Chicago’s win against Los Angeles last night.