PHT Morning Skate: Looking back at the 2013 Draft

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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.

A collection of notes about the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. (NHL.com)

Do the Pittsburgh Penguins need to start putting a greater emphasis on planning for the future rather than focusing so heavily on the present? (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review)

Robin Press is this year’s Mr. Irrelevant for being taken by Chicago with the last pick in the draft. Before you dismiss him, keep in mind that he shares that distinction with Jonathan Ericsson and Patric Hornqvist. (Puck Daddy)

The Philadelphia Flyers spent four of their six picks on defensemen. (CSN Philly)

Speaking of which, blueliner Robert Hagg was surprised to hear the Flyers call his name in the second round. (CSN Philly)

The Boston Bruins feel they’ve drafted “Bruins-style players” that are “committed to the team game.” (Boston Globe)

Washington Capitals GM George McPhee still hasn’t decided what he’s going to do with his team’s compliance buyouts. (CSN Washington)

Stars GM Jim Nill thinks 10th overall pick Valeri Nichushkin has a shot at making the Dallas Stars out of training camp next season. (Dallas Morning News)

Colorado takes Nathan MacKinnon with the top pick: