PHT Morning Skate: Don Cherry calls Malkin ‘a loser’

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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.

Don Cherry doesn’t think two-time Art Ross Trophy winner Evgeni Malkin is worth the recent eight-year, $76 million extension that the Pittsburgh Penguins gave him. According to Cherry, Malkin is a “a loser.” (WEEI.com)

Even after winning the Vezina Trophy, 24-year-old goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky recognizes that there are still aspects of his game that could use some work. (Columbus Dispatch)

We need less than 13 additional minutes of overtime to break a Stanley Cup Final record. (CSN Chicago)

Who are the best 14th overall picks of all-time? (NHL.com)

Detroit Red Wings prospect Riley Sheahan has been maturing with the AHL Grand Rapids Griffins since his “super-drunk” driving incident. (Detroit Free Press)

The KHL will break between Jan. 30 through Feb. 26 for the Olympics, even though the hockey tournament doesn’t start until Feb. 12. That will give Team Russia, minus the NHL players on the team, a sizable stretch of time to practice together before the competition starts. (R-Sport)

Highlights from Boston’s 2-0 victory over Chicago: